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Maryland man wins $100,000 from Ravens X5 scratch-off ticket

By Jonna Lorenz
Maryland man wins $100,000 from Ravens X5 scratch-off ticket
A Silver Spring, Md., man won $100,000 from a $5 scratch-off game. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A Maryland who called himself "Touchdown Joe" won a $100,000 top prize in the state's new Ravens X5 scratch-off game.

The 57-year-old Silver Spring man purchased the $5 ticket at an Annapolis Wawa, where he and his wife were playing scratch-off games. He uncovered a football emblem on the bottom of the ticket and one of seven top prizes beneath it.

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"I was in shock," he told Maryland Lottery officials. "I just couldn't believe it."

"Touchdown Joe," who works as a stationary engineer, said he plans to spend his winnings on home repairs and to support his children, one of whom started college this year.

The 2021 edition of the lottery's Ravens scratch-off games hit stores on Aug. 23, including $5 and $2 tickets. Losing tickets can be entered in a second-chance drawing for cash and Ravens fan experiences.

The Wawa store will get $1,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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