A retired Maryland utility worker won $2 million with a scratch-off ticket, the second time in three decades.
After taking the chance to be a repeat winner, the 65-year-old hit his second jackpot with a scratch-off game called “$2,000,000 Richer“.
The winning tickets were purchased at an Exxon station near Salisbury in Maryland. His most recent winning ticket displayed a symbol called “Gold Bar“, indicating that he had won $2 million.
The lucky man was both shocked and nervous when he realized he had won a second time. He decided to return home immediately and keep the winning ticket in a safe until the expiration date. When he felt that it was safe to claim the winning ticket due to the pandemic he told the Maryland Lottery.
He told lottery officials that he was worried about setting a fire at home that might burn the ticket.
During his latest lucky day, the man also bought another lottery ticket. It was a winner of $100.
The lottery ticket winner was very lucky. However, he said to the Maryland Lottery that he suggested other players not to expect such an outcome but to play to maximize the chances of winning.
Maryland Lottery launched the $2,000,000 Richer scratch-off in 2019. The ticket could be redeemed until November 1, 2021, by winners.
According to the Maryland Lottery, the lottery winner stated that he would use his winnings for home improvements and a family vacation. According to the Maryland Lottery, the first time he won, the money was used to fund his retirement and to take a family vacation.