PARKVILLE, MD—A Baltimore County resident was a first-time player of the Gold X50 scratch-off from the Maryland Lottery and he indeed struck gold, becoming its first $100,000 top-prize winner.
The Parkville man said he plays scratch-offs a few times a month and decided to try his luck with the new Gold X50 game. He purchased the scratch-off at Frankford Gardens Liquors at 5418 Sinclair Lane in Baltimore and immediately scanned it to find out if he won. Although very happy about his $100,000 win, he didn’t want to bring attention to himself in the store.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was excited but I kept it to myself,” he said.
The 36-year-old is a Baltimore City employee. He arrived at Maryland Lottery headquarters the day after discovering his prize.
“I didn’t waste any time,” the lucky winner said, laughing. He plans to use some of the prize to pay off his car loan and is undecided on how to spend the rest of the winnings.
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