$50,000 Winner Sends Picture Message to Wife of Winning Scratch-OffMonday, June 13th, 2011
Upper Marlboro man claims Cash Blowout top prize
An Upper Marlboro man entered Lottery Headquarters today with a winning $50,000 Cash Blowout scratch-off and a big smile on his face. The Logistics Engineer, who buys scratch-offs regularly, said he “could hardly believe his eyes” when he matched one of his ‘winning numbers’ to the $50,000 prize listed below it. “My wife was on her way back from out of town when I called to tell her about the win,” he said. “She didn’t believe me so I sent her a picture message from my phone of the ticket, and she called me back two minutes later saying ‘Oh my gosh, you did win!’”
The lucky man was on his usual grocery run, when he walked past a Lottery terminal at Giant when the Cash Blowout scratch-off caught his eye. “I scratched the ticket on the way back to my car, figuring if I won a few dollars I could just go back in and cash the ticket. I was never expecting it to be a $50,000 winner!”
The winnings could not have come at a more perfect time for the father-of-two. His wife recently left her job to pursue her dreams of owning her own business. “This money will mainly be used for equipment for my wife’s business,” he said. The family has also planned a trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida for next week. “Now I’ll have more money than I planned for the trip!” The winning ticket was purchased at Giant, located at 5700 Southeast Crain Highway in Upper Marlboro.