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Eastern Shore Man Claims First Pick 3 Promotion Prize

Wins $10,000 Prize

Thomas Harden Jr - Pick 3 Triple PlayThomas Harden Jr. walked into a Lottery retailer last week and walked out $10,000 richer. The Chestertown resident purchased a Pick 3 ticket the day before and with it he received a bonus coupon.

When Thomas stopped in the same retail location to purchase some more Lottery tickets, the clerk told him that there was a $10,000 bonus coupon that came from his store.  “When I saw the last two numbers of the winning coupon, I knew I had a coupon at home with those same numbers,” the lucky winner told officials.  “I called my girlfriend at the house to have her look for the ticket.”

Thomas works for a heating and air conditioning company.  On the side, he makes cheesecake. With his winnings, he’d like to buy chickens and start a chicken coop.  “The cost of eggs has gotten so expensive; I’d like to produce my own,” said Thomas, who will also pay bills with his winnings. The winning coupon was produced at Lewes Liquors in Chestertown.

Now through June 20th, players have additional chances to win with Pick 3. This promotion will randomly produce bonus coupons with 8-digit codes for players.  If the coupon’s last two digits match the last two digits of that evening’s Pick 3, the player will win $100.  If the last two digits do not match that evening’s Pick 3 drawing, the coupon number will be automatically entered into a weekly drawing.  For the first four weeks of the promotion, three coupon numbers will be drawn to win prizes ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.  During the final week of the promotion, prizes will include a grand prize of $250,000. Players must save their coupons to present at the time of claiming.