Pikesville Accountant Has Lots of Zeroes to CountThursday, November 12th, 2009
$1 Million Win with Ultimate Payday Instant Game
On the night he became the Maryland Lottery’s newest millionaire, a Baltimore County man came very close to walking away from his fortune. After stopping at his favorite Lottery store for a few scratch-offs, he was surprised to find that he’d not won a thing – he’s usually pretty lucky. “If I had won $20 on those first tickets I would have gone home right then,” he told Lottery officials. The events of the next few minutes show that it’s sometimes good to be unlucky, if only for a moment.
Today’s winner decided to try just a couple more tickets before he left, one of which was Ultimate Payday. As he scratched he started to laugh. “The farther I got into playing the game, the more I laughed. It was ridiculously unreal.”
Realizing his good fortune, he told the cashier that he’d won and she asked ‘How much?’ He didn’t say a thing, just stared at her. She quickly got the message, checked the ticket and then the party began.
The Pikesville man confided that he has had a tough year financially, so this win comes at a very good time. “This money is going to help with lots of different things in my life.”
The million dollar ticket was sold at the 7-11 convenience store at 3731 Crondall Lane in Owings Mills.