Baltimore Man Fills Up On More than Gas With $50,000 Win [VIDEO]Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Wins With Cash Up Doubler Scratch-off
Last week when Bernhardt Nelson stopped to fill up his truck, he had no idea he would be leaving with more than a full tank of gas. Nelson picked the Cash Up Doubler scratch-off from the gas station’s Maryland Lottery vending machine, went back to his truck and began scratching. The ticket turned out to be a $50,000 winner.
Nelson, who owns a Baltimore welding company, purchased the Cash Up Doubler scratch-off ticket for the first time. “I thought I would try something new,” he told officials. “It was the last ticket in the machine. I’m glad I got there before someone else grabbed it.”
Nelson didn’t react when he first saw the ticket’s matching numbers. “I wasn’t wearing my glasses,” he said with a laugh. Putting on those glasses and he realized he had won $50,000. “I had to call my brother to brag a little,” he said. “We both play scratch-offs, but neither of us have ever won this much before!”
The lucky Baltimore-based man is looking forward to using some of the money for a down payment on a new home located closer to his parents and plans to save the rest. Grinning he said, “It’s a good feeling knowing that I have it in my back pocket.” He found his Lottery luck at the Crystal Car Wash at 35 Back River Neck Road in Essex.
Bernhardt Nelson from Baltimore shows off his $50,000 win.