Wins Top Prize Playing Doubling Star Scratch-off
A pit-stop during a moving day turned lucky when one Pocomoke man won $30,000 playing a Doubling Star scratch-off ticket. Kip Holland was helping his brother Wayne move this week. On one of their trips across town, the 42-year-old electrician stopped for a scratch-off before returning home.
Holland got comfortable on his couch and began to scratch the ticket. When his brother returned, Kip was almost finished. He had just uncovered an ‘S’ on his crossword ticket, winning the $30,000 top-prize. “When he came into the house, my eyes must have looked as big as my head,” said Holland. Holland called for his wife and the three began to celebrate. “We didn’t finish moving, we took the day off,” said Holland.
Holland kept examining the ticket to assure the reality of the win. He showed the ticket to his family and his co-workers at Fisher Electric. “My boss said I must have sat on a horseshoe,” said Holland.
The lucky winner and his wife are planning to go on a vacation to Jamaica. The couple, who will be celebrating their 12th anniversary in July, had already been planning to travel. “We were planning to go on a vacation this year, but we weren’t sure we were going to have the money,” said Holland. “She’s making reservations as we speak.”
The winning ticket was purchased at the Stop-N-Shop on Market St. in Pocomoke. This was the second large scratch-off prize claimed by a Pocomoke resident in less than two weeks. On April 6th, Michael Hillman claimed a $30,000 American Classics top prize.