Punter’s USD 50k Lotto Jackpot Is Fourth Big Win

A man in Maryland has scooped USD 50,000 playing the lottery in his fourth big win.

Kenneth Weinberg poses with his prie check, undated. He won USD 50,000 on a Cash scratch-off. (Maryland Lottery/Newsflash)

Kenneth Weinberg, of Columbia, in Howard County, in the US state of Maryland, won a USD-50,000 (GBP-41,100) top prize, the Maryland Lottery said in a statement obtained by Newsflash on Monday, 13th March.

The state lottery said it was his fourth big win worth over USD 50,000, adding: “A familiar face was seen in the Maryland Lottery’s claims center last week.

“Kenneth Weinberg of Columbia stopped by to claim a USD 50,000 top prize he discovered when scratching a USD 50,000 Cash instant ticket. The prize is his fourth Lottery win of USD 50,000 or more.”

Weinberg said: “I’ve been very lucky with the Lottery.”

Lottery officials said: “The Howard County man is semi-retired, working as an advocate for a counseling group. He buys scratch-offs just about every day, Kenneth told Lottery officials.”

They added: “Kenneth also lists a USD 100,000 [GBP 82,200] prize on his Lottery resume.”

Weinberg said: “I’ve been doing well these last few weeks with USD 50,000 Cash.”

Picture shows Royal Farms in Elkridge, Meryland, USA, undated. Kenneth Weinberg won USD 50,000 on a Cash scratch-off he bought there. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

He added: “When I stopped by the Royal Farms in Elkridge, that’s what I played.”

But lottery officials said he did not scratch his USD 20 (GBP 16) instant ticket right away.

Weinberg explained: “I’ve been having an issue with my eyesight, so I rely on the scanner. It’s easier to read.”

He added that after scanning his lucky scratch-off, the device’s message was quite clear.

Weinberg said: “It directed me to go to the Lottery office, so I knew it was too big a winner for the store to pay.”

He added: “It was like the first time. My heart started beating so fast.”

The lucky winner immediately scratched the instant ticket to reveal the USD 50,000 win. He said: “It was amazing. All I could say was ‘Wow!'”

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