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Food Lion in Essex sells winning, $50K Md. Lottery scratch-off

MD LotteryBaltimore resident Abdul Jaffar has now experienced the exhilaration that comes with having the Maryland Lottery turn an ordinary supermarket trip into an extraordinary one.

Listening to a fellow player’s suggestion helped him bag a $50,000 winning 50x The Cash scratch-off.

Challenging medical issues have made 2017 a trying year for the 62-year-old retired social worker. When a Lottery player at Food Lion #1653 in Baltimore County told Abdul he looked lucky, the city resident wasn’t sure what to make of the comment. The woman then suggested he try his luck on a scratch-off instead of his normal Pick 3 or Pick 4 games.

Abdul selected a $10 50x The Cash scratch-off and the fun began. He revealed a 50x symbol and a $1,000 prize, turning his day into a $50,000 winner. The excitement of the win lifted his spirits and reminded him just how lucky he really is.

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“I’m just happy to be here,” he said. “This just goes to show that you can’t keep a good man down.”

The lucky player plans to use his prize to focus on things that improve his life like family, traveling and creature comforts. “I’d like to get a really comfy bed and visit my son in Hawaii,” Abdul said.

Could his lucky supermarket have another winning scratch-off waiting for a lucky player? Find out by visiting Food Lion #1653 at 1565 Hyde Park Road in Essex.

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