April 5 (UPI) -- A Maryland Lottery player said he hit a hot streak with scratch-off tickets that earned him $30, $40 and finally $50,000.
The 57-year-old Centreville man, who recently retired from the Navy after 22 years, said he bought three $2,000,000 Mega Bucks scratch-offs during a recent grocery run at Queen Anne's County Store in Centreville.
The father of two and grandfather of four said he was elated when the first two tickets earned him $30 and $40 prizes, but he was shocked when the final ticket revealed a $50,000 jackpot.
"That was three winners in a row," he said. "I was happy to win that!"
The man said he plans to use his winnings to pay his bills and save the rest for the future.