Two Tickets with Vastly Different OutcomesFriday, February 8th, 2013
A happy Dustin Twigg shows off his Cash Word Cash.
Cumberland Man Wins $25,000 Cash Word Top Prize
Dustin Twigg had $2 left in his pocket after purchasing groceries last week and couldn’t see a reason why he shouldn’t use it to pick up a scratch-off. After selecting his ticket from the machine, he went to a gas station where his friend also purchased a ticket. Both men were hoping to win big, but only Dustin turned out a top prize winner. His Cash Word ticket was worth $25,000.
His friend checked his ticket, which was a $2 winner, but Dustin saw something a lot different. “My friend looked at the ticket and said that he thought I had won $25,000,” said the 24-year-old. “I was in complete and utter shock. I’m still a little shaky. I was shaking while filling out the claims form!”
Dustin, who is married with one 3-year-old son, called his grandmother at 11 p.m. on Saturday night and told her to unlock the safe. His grandmother jokingly responded without hesitation, “You either robbed a bank or hit the Lottery.” Dustin left the ticket in the safe and waited until yesterday to make the two hour trip to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore so he could claim his $25,000 prize.
Dustin is currently in the process of buying a car, but his win will make the purchase much easier. The lucky ticket was purchased at Martin’s #003 located at 739 Park Street in Cumberland.