BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND – A Baltimore County father of two made a decision worth $100,000 when he opted against waiting in line to claim a prize on a winning Lottery ticket.
“I was at the grocery getting dinner for the family,” he said, “and I had a winner I wanted to cash.” However, by the time the busy dad finished shopping and made his way to the Lottery vending machine, another player was using it.
“I decided to go next door,” he said.
The Sparrows Point resident cashed in his winning ticket at Edgemere Convenience Store in Baltimore, and while he was there he decided to buy two scratch-offs. The construction worker played both games in the store. The first ticket was not a winner, but then he revealed a “10” symbol on his Power 10s scratch-off. The $10 game’s instructions say, “Reveal a ‘10’ symbol, win that PRIZE automatically.” Our top-secret winner discovered that the prize to go along with his “10” symbol was $100,000! And then the shock set in.
“I about fell over!” he said.
The 40-year-old quietly checked the scratch-off using the store’s ticket scanner to confirm his big win before heading home with the groceries to share the great news with his wife. The lucky winner says the $100,000 windfall will go into a savings account.
The Power 10s scratch-off launched in November and has plenty of prizes remaining. There are seven more $100,000 top prizes, 16 $10,000 prizes and 41 $1,000 prizes.
Also a winner is Edgemere Convenience Store located at 7308 North Point Road. The Baltimore County retailer earns a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.