Michael Wehnert and Rhea Duke celebrate his
Claims Amazing 8s scratch-off $50,000 Top Prize
Michael Wehnert, Jr. worked the Thanksgiving holiday all day and worked the weekend too. But he isn’t complaining. It was on one of his breaks, that the dedicated Wings to Go employee purchased his winning $50,000 Amazing 8s scratch-off ticket.
“A group of employees takes our tips and buys scratch-offs next door at Honey Bee Liquors,” said Michael. “Sometimes the owner of Wings to Go and I pitch in together to get Powerball and Mega Million tickets too.
On Sunday, Michael purchased six $5 scratch-offs. He gave two of the tickets he purchased away and headed home with his remaining four. As luck would have it the 24-year-old had held onto the winner. He discovered his good fortune when he scratched his Amazing 8s ticket at home. “I was so surprised,” said Michael. “I checked the ticket ten times then went back to the Honey Bee Liquor Store and had the clerk check it too.” Once confirmed Michael texted his roommate, Rhea Duke, to tell her the good news.
The lucky winner has no immediate plans for his new found riches. The winning ticket was purchased at Honey Bee Liquors, located at 7509 Ritchie Hwy. in Glen Burnie.