NOTTINGHAM, MD—A 44-year-old Baltimore County man is still stunned days after he realized he won $50,000 playing the Maryland Lottery’s Super Ca$h scratch-off game. He purchased the instant ticket last week while on break from his job as a bread maker at a Baltimore City bakery.
The breadwinner bought two scratch-offs that day at a 7-Eleven in Baltimore and played them in his car. The $50,000 winning instant ticket was the first one he scratched.
“When I saw the first $5,000 win, my legs got weak, then I saw another one and more and more,” said the lucky player. “It was unbelievable.” Ten of the winning numbers he scratched revealed a $5,000 prize underneath.
The Nottingham resident, still quite nervous, used the Maryland Lottery app on his phone to scan the scratch-off to confirm his big win.
He called his wife to share the news with her and then put his instant ticket in his car and went back to work. He shared with lottery officials that he had to send her a photo of his winning scratch-off for her to believe him. He chose not to share the news with anyone else.
The lucky guy waited until he had a day off from making bread in order to take home the bread.
Also sharing a slice of the winning loaf is the 7-Eleven. The city store located at 1615 Thames Street in Baltimore City earns a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off.