Washington D.C. resident wins first top prize on $20,000,000 Cash Payout! game

The sound of scratching rather than the clang of spurs preceded a Washington, D.C. woman’s showdown with a new $10 instant ticket. When the scratch-off dust cleared for the 67-year-old lover of Westerns, the only number left standing was a $100,000 top prize!

The new $20,000,000 Cash Payout! scratch-off, which launched with a family of Cash Payout games in January, hadn’t revealed any of its top prizes until last weekend. That’s when the retired federal employee purchased two of the instant tickets as part of her weekly hobby — playing Maryland Lottery scratch-offs.

The lucky lady saw the brightly colored Cash Payout scratch-offs in the store’s counter dispenser and asked the Harbor Market clerk for two $20,000,000 Cash Payout! instant tickets. Her anticipation was over almost as soon as she started scratching the games off at the Oxon Hill business. The first spot on her first ticket revealed a $100,000 top prize!

She began to contact family and friends to share her excitement. Each person reacted with shock, expecting something was wrong, until she quickly explained that something was so right!

“I told them I think I just won,” she explained, “and this is my moment.”

When not playing scratch-offs, the retiree indulges her passion for reading and movies, specifically Westerns, and helps neighbors run errands to the grocery, post office, appointments and the pharmacy. The prize will enable her to be privately generous with her family, helping with members’ medical bills and other needs.

The lucky store where her big win occurred is also taking a victory lap. In addition to the notoriety, Harbor Market located at 5515 Livingston Road in Oxon Hill will earn a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize scratch-off. There are plenty of winning instant tickets remaining in the $20,000,000 Cash Payout! game along with others in the Cash Payout family. Check out the $1 $3,000,000 Cash Payout! game, the $2 $4,000,000 Cash Payout! game and $5 $15,000,000 Cash Payout! game,

Not a winner? Try your luck with this family of games’ second-chance promotion that runs through April 29. Enter non-winning scratch-offs through My Lottery Rewards to try to win cash prizes of $2,500. The next drawing is Feb. 19.

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Washington D.C. resident wins first top prize on $20,000,000 Cash Payout! game The sound of scratching rather than the clang of spurs preceded a Washington, D.C. woman’s showdown with a new $10 instant ticket. When the scratch-off dust cleared for the 67-year-old lover of Westerns, the only number left standing...