Lottery Winner Will Pay Parents' Bills After Scoring Major Prize In Anne Arundel County
ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD - Two lottery players recently won $50,000 each in Anne Arundel County.
The Millersville winner will help pay his parents' bills and treat himself to something fun. The other player scored in Pasadena.
There were also three prizes of at least $10,000 each in Annapolis and one in Edgewater.
The Millersville winner, an anonymous 18-year-old, won while playing scratch-offs with his family.
The winner's dad bought the tickets at Benfield Wine & Spirits, located in Millersville at 401 Headquarters Drive. The father picked up tickets for himself, his wife, the winner and his brother.
The winner started scratching his $10 Money Bag Multiplier and realized he hit it big.
“I saw a $1,000 prize. I was surprised and then I saw the 50X and I was like, ‘No way!’” the new player said in a Wednesday press release announcing his victory. “I went to my dad and I said, ‘I think I won $50,000.’”
His mom used the lottery smartphone application to check the instant ticket and confirmed the prize. The mother also won $10 on her game, but they were the only two winners in the family that night.
“I was shocked at first,” said the winning man, who works in a restaurant.
The Money Bag Multiplier went on sale in April and has three $100,000 top prizes left. There are also five unclaimed $50,000 prizes and 14 $10,000 prizes.
Pasadena, Annapolis, Edgewater Winners
The Pasadena prize came on a Powerball ticket bought Saturday at Magothy Inn, located at 546 Center Street. This prize was not yet claimed as of Monday.
One Annapolis player snagged $12,836 last Saturday playing Racetrax virtual horse racing at Broadneck Exxon, situated at 317 Busch’s Frontage Road. This prize also wasn't claimed as of Monday.
A second Annapolis winner nabbed $10,000 on the In the Money scratch-off sold at Parole Liquors, located at 2125 Forest Drive. This prize was claimed last week.
Patch previously reported that a third Annapolis victor scored $10,000 during Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing. That ticket was sold at Pantry One Food Mart, located at 1090 Spa Road.
An Edgewater player also won $10,000 in the same drawing. That ticket was sold at the South River Colony Exxon, located at 111 Mitchells Chance Road.
To learn how to claim a prize, click here.
Anybody with a gambling problem can get free and confidential help by visiting mdgamblinghelp.org or calling 1-800-GAMBLER.
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