Holidays Arrive Early for Baltimore Grandmother

Wins $30,000 Top Prize on Winter Green Scratch-Off

Winter GreenA Baltimore grandmother is already in the holiday spirit.  The 74-year-old received three Winter Green scratch-offs from her grandson on Tuesday, one of which happened to be a top-prize winner. The grandson, who accompanied her to Lottery Headquarters to claim her $30,000 prize, said, “I’d won $40 on Pick 3, so I thought I’d get them for her.”

Part of the Lottery’s lineup of special holiday scratch-offs, the $3 ticket has a scratch-n-sniff feature with the winter green scent. “I chose that ticket because it was new,” said the grandson. “I thought maybe there’d be some fresh winners.” He then added, “She’s always taking care of me. It was my turn.”

The winner, who was alone when she discovered her good fortune, quickly called her benefactor with the news. When asked what her reaction was to the win, she simply said, “Unbelievable.” Her grandson was equally skeptical and wasn’t convinced they were $30,000 richer until receiving confirmation at Lottery Headquarters.

The happy twosome intends to save the winnings. “I see people really do win now,” said the grandson.  “Maybe she’ll give me at least a dollar,” he added. The winning ticket was purchased at Mel’s Corner, located at 225 E. Eutaw St. in Baltimore City.  There are still four $30,000 top prizes remaining on the Winter Green scratch-off ticket.

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7 responses to “Holidays Arrive Early for Baltimore Grandmother

  1. Yeah,I bought six of these tickets yesterday.I won a whopping $5!!!!!!!! Unless you’re in/around Baltimore,you don’t have a chance.C’mon,lottery…. give other people a chance,too!

    • BillyBob: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories from 2009 and 2010. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

  2. It’s nice to see people win; but it will also be nice sometimes for some of the winners be in areas other than Baltimore. More people win that live in Baltimore and surrounding areas. That’s not fair.

  3. This all needs to be investigated – MD Lottery does know where the top prize tickets are disbursed and it is MAINLY BALTIMORE. This is sickening. Your chances are better in Delaware at the casinos if you want to take chances. Put your money their – MD LOTTERY SCRATCH OFFS ARE RIP OFFS TO COUNTIES OTHER THAN HOWARD AND BALTIMORE!

    • LaVerne: The geographic locations of our winners are completely random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories from 2009 and 2010. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

  4. What a sweet story. I love how the grandson won $40.00 on Pick 3 and decided to buy scratch tickets for his grandmother with his winnings.

  5. Well, Well, another Baltimore winner. Look people, the fact that there are more scratch off winners in the Baltimore surrounding area is no coincidence (I have my own theory as to why), but there are also people who live in Baltimore wondering why they can’t find a BIG winner. It is purely buying in the right place at the right time. Keep on scratching.