Silver Spring Dad Drops off Daughter, Picks Up $50,000 Lottery Win

Montgomery County man wins big with Gold Rush X50 scratch-off
When you least expect it, you could be $50,000 richer! That’s exactly what happened to a Montgomery County man when he stopped at Hillandale Beer & Wine in Silver Spring.
After dropping his oldest daughter off at driving school, the father of three teenagers stopped at the Lottery retailer located at 10117 New Hampshire Avenue to buy scratch-offs. The Silver Spring resident and huge New York Giants fan scratched the winning Gold Rush X50 instant ticket off in the store. The 10-year Maryland Lottery player knew right away that he had won when he saw a “gold brick” symbol over a $1,000 prize. That symbol means you instantly win 50x the prize shown.
“Giant,” as the 45-year-old nicknamed himself for Lottery publicity, confirmed his big win on the retailer’s ticket scanner and signed the lucky $10 game. After he verified his Lottery luck three times, “Giant” called his wife and told her the great news. She was skeptical, and for good reason.
“My wife was like, ‘Are you sure? Bring it home so I can look at it,” said “Giant” while sharing a laugh with his wife in the Lottery’s Winner Circle. “There was this one time where we thought we won and we didn’t.”
“Giant” was so excited that time about his mistaken win that he packed his wife and kids into the car and took them on a ride to Lottery headquarters. When they got to the Lottery to pick up his money,

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