$25,000 Win Kept Secret
Thirty-nine-year-old, Mary Rosber is good at keeping secrets. She won $25,000 playing the Instant Keno scratch-off and kept the win hidden for a whole week.
It is a ritual for Mary’s boyfriend, Andre, to pick up Lottery tickets on Fridays, come home and put them on the dresser for Mary. It was no different on December 4th, except this time, a big winner was among them.
“When I saw the winning ticket, I thought, ‘this can’t be right’,” she said. “Nothing like this ever happens to us.” Instead of spreading the good news right away, the Coast Guard Credit Union employee hid the ticket in her closet and did not tell a soul for almost a week.
“I was in shock,” said Andre, when Mary finally showed him the ticket a week later. “We kept checking the ticket over and over.” They said the win did not feel real until they verified it at the store where they bought it. That was this past Saturday and the couple said they were nervous wrecks until claiming the ticket’s prize today at Lottery Headquarters.
Mary and Andre said it is going to be a huge load off their shoulders to be able to pay off some bills. They also said a cruise may be in the future for them and their two kids. “And, Christmas will be decent this year,” Andre said with a big smile.
The winning ticket was purchased at Middlesex Liquors located at 1334 Eastern Blvd. in Baltimore.
$1 Million Scratch Win on the Way to Work
A Rockville man visited a neighborhood grocery store to pick-up breakfast for his co-workers and wound up becoming Maryland’s newest millionaire. A stop for croissants led to the purchase of an Extreme Cash Blast scratch-off, a decision that would change the lives of the winner and his family.
While food for his friends was a purchase he planned to make, the Lottery ticket was a last-minute addition to his shopping. “I wasn’t going to get a ticket but changed my mind as I was leaving. I scratched it and was just amazed, my hands started to shake,” he told officials.
He called his wife with the news and she suggested that he bring the ticket home for safe keeping. “I decided to continue on to work and try to not let my excitement show. It turns out that I didn’t do too well,” he admitted. Several coworkers asked the big winner what was wrong, why he seemed so nervous. He somehow got through the day without divulging his secret.
When he got home, he and his wife shared the story with their daughter and much yelling, screaming and hugging ensued. Her college tuition, several family bills and maybe a vacation will soon be taken care of, thanks to the win.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Bloom Grocery, 845 Rockville Pike. Extreme Cash Blast still has two remaining $1 million top prizes remaining.
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Wins $30,000 Top Prize on Blackout Bingo Scratch-Off
“I had no clue – talk about shocking,” said the 52-year-old Prince Georges County man. He was describing the second-wave of excitement that hit him when he realized that his winning Blackout Bingo scratch-off was worth much more than he originally thought.
“I had an ‘X’ on one of the game’s Bingo cards and thought I had won $500,” he said. “I was in heaven. Just pumped up and excited.” After further examination, he was happily surprised to find out that he had actually won the ticket’s top prize of $30,000. When the Federal contractor claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters he was still searching for words to describe the feeling. “This is unbelievable,” he said.
The lucky man purchased the $30,000 winning scratch-off last Sunday with proceeds from other winning Blackout Bingo tickets. “It’s my favorite game,” he said.
He has shared news of the win with only a select group of friends, and is thankful for his good fortune. “I feel like I was blessed because I do good things for my friends and neighbors,” said the winner.
The winning ticket was purchased at Eastern Avenue BP, located at 4501 Eastern Avenue in Mount Rainier, MD.