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Grandma's gift brings beginner's luck to Maryland Lottery player

A 21-year-old Baltimore County, Md, man won $50,000 from his first-ever scratch-off lottery ticket, which was a holiday gift from his grandmother. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A 21-year-old Baltimore County, Md, man won $50,000 from his first-ever scratch-off lottery ticket, which was a holiday gift from his grandmother. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A holiday gift from a Maryland man's grandma earned him a $50,000 lottery jackpot from the first ticket he ever possessed.

The 21-year-old Windsor Mill man told Maryland Lottery officials he had never played a lottery game before receiving a $5 Holiday Ca$h instant ticket as a holiday gift from his grandmother.

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The ticket, which the man's grandma had purchased from the Dorsey Shell gas station in Hanover, earned the first-time player a $50,000 top prize.

The winner said he plans to share his prize money with family members.

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