OVERLEA, MD—A self-described “Lottery fiend” from Baltimore who enjoys playing scratch-offs that cost $5 or less hit the jackpot with a $30,000 prize on the $3 Bonus Crossword game.
While claiming his prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore, the “Lottery fiend” said it was his biggest prize to date by far. Previous memorable wins have mainly been in the $50 to $100 range. His sister, however, won a prize of $77,000 a few years ago, he said.
A fan of the Maryland Lottery app, he used it to scan and check his instant ticket for a win after he revealed several words on his crossword puzzle.
“I knew I won something, but when I checked it, I lost my mind,” he said.
The happy winner plans to use part of his prize to settle debt related to the COVID-19 shutdown, adding, “I’ll have a little something to put away, too.”
The lucky ticket was purchased at Jack’s Fine Food, located at 4519 Kenwood Avenue in Overlea (21206).
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