Construction Worker Adds $50,000 Lottery Prize to his Tool Belt

Retired Middle River man wins top prize on $500 Frenzy scratch-off

A retired Baltimore County construction worker can begin laying the groundwork for his next Maryland Lottery win after topping off his latest project – unearthing a $50,000 top-prize scratch-off! The 69-year-old managed the feat while scratching off a $500 Frenzy scratch-off he asked a family member to purchase last week.

The loyal scratcher said the excitement began as he finished playing his instant tickets while watching television. The first spot on his last $5 game, the $500 Frenzy, matched a winning number to reveal a $50,000 prize.

Hesitant to celebrate, the Middle River resident flagged down a family member to help him believe what he was seeing.

The lucky winner said he plans to share the funds with family and use a portion to fund some personal construction projects around his home.

The Lottery retailer that sold the winning scratch-off, Compass Express Beer Pump Wine and Spirits, is also in a “frenzy.” The store located at 3 Compass Road in Middle River will earn a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the $50,000 top prize.

Want to join in the winning frenzy? The $500 Frenzy game has one more $50,000 top prize remaining and thousands of other prizes ranging from $5 to $5,000. The game is a member of the Frenzy family of scratch-offs; check out the $1 $50 Frenzy, $2 $100 Frenzy and $10 $1,000 Frenzy instant tickets!