St. Mary’s County woman hits top prize onHome Run Richesscratch-off

News Release, Maryland Lottery

A Mechanicsville grandmother of one who usually plays Maryland Lottery games only on paydays made an impulse buy and hit a $50,000 home run.

“Every two weeks, right after I get paid, my husband and I usually go shopping for groceries and then I buy a couple of Lottery tickets,” said the “Lucky Winner.” “I usually play them at home but after winning some money on a previously purchased ticket, I decided to scratch the tickets right in the parking lot!”

Before purchasing the $5 winningHome Run Richesscratch-off, the 46-year-old played her favorite games,Kenoand aDeluxe Crosswordscratch-off. The 28-year Lottery enthusiast won $5 inKenoand used that money to buy the $5Deluxe Crosswordgame. The St. Mary’s County mom then boughtHome Run Riches— a scratch-off she has never played — on a whim. After realizing she won the game’s $50,000 top prize, “Lucky Winner” gave her husband a big kiss and showed him the winning scratch-off.

“We both cried because we knew we could use this money to help us get out of debt,” “Lucky Winner” told Lottery officials after claiming her prize. They plan to pay off all of their debts with the prize and use whatever money remains to vacation in Las Vegas.

This was the third $50,000 top prize claimed in theHome Run Richesgame. Players can look for four more unclaimed top prizes, along with thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $5,000. Non-winningHome Run Richesscratch-offs are eligible for the “Contestant of the Game” second-chance contest, too. Players can win cash prizes tied to Orioles home run hits. Enter through theMy Lottery Rewardsplayer loyalty program. Get program detailsHERE.

The lucky retailer, Burchmart #004 located at 28270 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville, is also a lucky winner. For selling the top-prizewinning ticket, the retailer will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...