Wins $50,000 Prize Playing Super Bonus Crossword Game
Michael Hamilton, of Windsor Mill, got his holiday season started with a bang last week, with a $50,000 win. The 27-year-old truck driver and fan of Maryland Lottery instant games stopped by Lottery Headquarters to pick up the top prize he won playing the Super Bonus Crossword scratch-off game.
Michael picked out the winner on Tuesday night at the 7-11 at 7410 Windsor Mill Road in Baltimore on his way home from work. He chose the ticket after having had luck with it in recent weeks. “I bought two, one for me and one for my wife,” Michael told officials. “We scratched them together and I knew right away that I’d won.” He just wasn’t sure as to how much he’d won, “As I kept seeing more words, we got more and more excited.”
There was lots of celebrating but little sleep in the Hamilton household that night. It took them a while to believe it was true and then to share the news with friends and family. “No one believed us, everyone thought we were joking.” Michael and his wife plan to make this Christmas especially memorable for their family. “We’re going to share this happiness with everyone we love.”
Son Saves Winning $50,000 Super Bonus Crossword Scratch-Off from Trash
A happy Hyattsville woman is $50,000 richer thanks to her eagle-eyed son. The 19-year-old saw his mom about to throw her Super Bonus Crossword scratch-off into the garbage and quickly stopped her. “I was about to throw it away until my son looked at it,” said the married mother-of-two. The infrequent Lottery player said that she chose this particular ticket on a whim. When her son told her that she was a winner she refused to believe him. In fact, she was so certain that it couldn’t be true that she went to two Lottery retailers to have her ticket checked. Only after both stores verified the winning ticket was she convinced of her good fortune.
The woman, who hails from El Salvador quickly proceeded to Lottery Headquarters to claim her prize. Plans for her windfall include a family vacation, paying off bills and putting money into savings. The winning ticket was purchased at Riggs Grocery store, located on 5405 Kenilworth Ave. in Riverdale.
Wins $50,000 on Super Bonus Crossword Scratch-Off
Her Super Bonus Crossword tickets sat for nearly a week before the Glen Burnie woman decided to scratch them yesterday. “I just bought a couple and put them aside,” said the unfazed winner. Though she plays only occasionally, this is the second large Lottery win for the widowed mother-of-three, who recounted nonchalantly that she had won $25,000 in 2004 on another scratch-off.
When asked how she responded to her most recent windfall, she said matter-of-factly, “I just said ‘Holy Cow.’” The National Security Agency employee, who was accompanied to Lottery Headquarters by one of her sons was alone when she scratched the ticket and double-checked it to verify her win. “I then had my son check it again,” she added.
While the lucky player showed little reaction to her newfound wealth, she was quite adamant about how she intends to spend her winnings. “I’m not paying bills,” she said. “I’m going to buy nice things.” A new rug will be among the nice things she wants to buy to fix up her home. The winning ticket was purchased at 5th Avenue Liquors, located at 508 South Crain Hwy. in Glen Burnie.
Virginia Woman Takes Top-Prize on Super Bonus Crossword Scratch-Off
On Friday, a brother’s kindness resulted in big rewards for his sister. The Virginia woman received two Maryland Lottery scratch-offs from her Baltimore-based brother. “I like to play occasionally,” said the mother-of–two, who was accompanied to Lottery headquarters by her thoughtful sibling.
Home alone when she scratched the winning ticket, the 47-year-old was at first incredulous. “I thought, there’s no way,” she told Lottery officials. “The largest win I’ve had in the past was $5.” The woman immediately called her brother to tell him the good news as well as to confirm her windfall. She then called her husband to relay that they were $50,000 richer. His response was “You’re joking.”
The woman, who works in finance, intends to invest the bulk of her winnings, but will definitely take care of her brother and will give each of her children $100 for their savings accounts. The winning ticket was purchased at Pop’s Liquors and Deli, located at 2320 Wilkens Ave. in Baltimore.