XMAS MIRACLE: USA Couple Wins USD 100,000 On Lottery Ticket Found In Christmas Stocking

A married couple from the USA has won USD 100,000 (GBP 84,133) on a scratch-off lottery ticket they put in their Christmas stocking as part of a holiday tradition.

Image shows the J Convenience at 8765 Satyr Hill Road in the community of Parkville, in Baltimore County, Maryland, USA, where the ticket was bought, undated photo. A couple from Harford County claimed USD 100,000 (GBP 84,133) won on a scratch-off in a Christmas stocking in Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

The lucky parents of two young boys from Harford County, in Maryland, USA, had reportedly tucked their holiday stockings with scratch-offs for years prior to hitting the jackpot.

They said they bought the instant USD 5 (GBP 4.22) Ravens X5 tickets at the J Convenience at 8765 Satyr Hill Road in the community of Parkville, Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, just a few days before the holidays.

But they reportedly could not believe their eyes when they decided to check the instant tickets, while their two sons were busy playing on Monday, 26th December 2022.

They were overjoyed when they saw that one of the tickets in the adult stockings held a USD 100,000 (GBP 84,133) prize.

They headed to the Maryland Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Boulevard in the city of Baltimore to collect their winnings on Wednesday, 4th January 2023.

The husband who claimed he was a devoted Ravens player, said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “I’ve been playing this game for about 15 years, since the beginning.

“My wife and I were kind of in shock.”

He added that they plant to save the funds to help pay future college tuition bills for their children.

Meanwhile, the convenience store where the tickets were purchased was handed a USD 1,000 (GBP 843) bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off.

The lottery reported that there are five unclaimed top prizes remaining, along with five USD 10,000 (GBP 8,436) prizes and others ranging from USD 5 (GBP 4.22) to USD 1,000 (GBP 843).

The Ravens X5 game reportedly went on sale with seven USD 100,000 (GBP 84,133) prizes in August 2022.