Museum Employee Happily Exhibits $30,000 Scratch-off Win

Claims prize saying win a financial relief for family   
If one were to chart a Washington, D.C. man’s top-prize scratch-off win on Thursday, the first “X” on the treasure map would be the South Potomac Shell station in Fort Washington.
Once there, the supervisor at one of the world-famous Smithsonian museums devised a complicated code enabling him to discover a $30,000 pot of Lottery gold in the form of a winning Bag To$$ Bucks scratch-off. A near-empty gas tank got the ball rolling and put him in the right place for a big win, the 57-year-old husband and father explained to Maryland Lottery officials.
“While I was there, I figured I’d play a few scratch tickets,” he said.  The determined player got to work, selecting games by each one’s numbered box in the Shell station’s Lottery scratch-off display.
“I used family birthdays to pick the boxes, whichever games they were.” Sadly, he didn’t win anything — at first. “That’s when I noticed that the box numbers I’d played were even, so I picked the box next to each, all odd numbers.”
He found two winners among his instant tickets, the first for $20 and another for $30 — or, so he thought! “I’d spent $50 by then, so I was happy to win my money back,” he said. “When I tried to cash them in, the clerk’s eyes got real big.” It turns out that our local version of Indiana Jones had missed three zeroes on that $30 winning ticket.
“I was blown away,” he

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