A long-standing tradition for a Baltimore husband and wife turned an ordinary day of Maryland Lottery scratch-off fun into an extraordinary one.
Every week, when the husband stops at Nikki’s Discount Liquors, located at 7542 Belair Road, the loyal player purchases three scratch-offs for his wife of more than 50 years. Occasionally, she’ll win a few dollars, but nothing prepared them for last week’s Bingo X3 big win.
“Once she told me she won $30,000, I had to keep checking the ticket over and over again,” said the excited husband. “Then, my wife called my daughter and asked her to guess how much she won. I could hear my daughter on the other end of the phone getting louder and louder as the guesses got larger and larger.”
With the win, the grandparents of seven say they plan to make repairs to the house they have lived in for decades.
This is the first $30,000 top prize claimed on the Bingo X3 scratch-off, which launched in September.