Charles County man scratches his way to a $100K win

News Release, Maryland Lottery

Lottery luck was waiting for a Charles County scratch-off fan who left work and went into a Faulkner convenience store to purchase instant tickets. The tradesman bought five scratch-offs, including a very lucky $10 Ravens game.

The loyal player scratched off the instant tickets in the car outside of the Red Top store located at 9940 Crain Highway. On the Ravens scratch-off, the father of one only had to reveal the top line of the game to see that he matched a winning number. Beneath the matching number, the player revealed the game’s $100,000 top prize.

“I normally win something, but never this big,” he said. “I play three to four times a week.”

Wanting to confirm his lucky win, the 47-year-old went back into the store to have the retailer scan his instant ticket. It turns out he did, in fact, win the top prize! A store employee advised the happy man to sign the back of the scratch-off right there before leaving the store to safeguard his win.

“It was an exciting feeling,” said the lucky tradesman. “I signed it, took the ticket home and quickly placed it in my safe. I had little to no sleep at all last night!”

The scratch-off fan arrived at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore the day after his brush with Lottery luck to claim his prize. He plans to use his funds to pay off bills and will save the rest of the prize.

His lucky retailer has a reason to celebrate this big win, too. Red Top in Faulkner earned a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.

Looking for your Ravens scratch-off win? The $10 Ravens instant ticket is still packed with prizes, including eight $100,000 top prizes, 21 $10,000 prizes and more than one million other prizes. Players can also enter the Ravens second-chance promotion for the chance to win Ravens season tickets for 20 years, 2020 season tickets and other Ravens-themed prizes and cash.

The next drawing is Nov. 12. Visit mdlottery.com/promotion/ravens-2019 for details.


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