- Officials said a Maryland construction worker who missed a day of work recently won the lottery.
- The unidentified man randomly bought scratch cards at a store and won $100,000.
- He wants to go on vacation and take care of his family.
A 58-year-old Maryland man who missed a day of work last month won a $100,000 lottery prize after randomly buying scratch cards at a supermarket.
The unidentified man, who works at a construction site, realized he didn’t have to go to work and decided to take a day off, according to a Tuesday press release Officials of the Maryland Lottery,
He made a stop at a convenience store in Takoma Park when he bought three Power 10s tickets, as well as other scratch games he planned to play at the store, officials said.
“While playing one of the $10 games, he noticed the number ’10’ appearing on every payline, so he won whatever prize appeared next to the ’10’,” the press release reads. “The happy father of three daughters revealed $1,000 and $10,000 prizes across the board totaling $100,000!”
After realizing he’d won, he broke the news of his win to his family, who, according to the press release, were “so happy” for him. He was able to accept his award a few days later in Baltimore.
According to the press release, the winner has plans to go on vacation and use his newfound fortune to care for his loved ones.
The store where he bought the ticket, TJ Beer, Wine & Liquor, is said to receive $1,000 from officials.