Maryland ride-share driver claimed that a split between fares was unexpectedly profitable after he won the $100,000 lottery jackpot.
The 69-year old Middle River man said that he had been working as a Uber driver for approximately five years. On a recent day of driving, however, he stopped at the Wawa in Joppa to take a break from fares.
He claimed that he purchased a Holiday scratch-off ticket and won a $10 prize. This prize he used to purchase a $1,000 Loaded scratch-off ticket.
The man took the ticket from the shop and found he was a $100,000 winner.
“I was singing Holy, holy, holy and an officer of the law was standing beside me started to ask if it was okay. I then showed him the ticket and asked him if what I was seeing was true.” The winner said.
“He told me that he had seen a $100,000 prize, and then asked if I needed security.”
According to the man, he intends to use his winnings for home improvements and to upgrade his ride-share vehicle.
“After driving for over 24,000 miles and five years, I have to get up-to-date to keep on the road.”