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Driver on his way to work wins $50,000 lottery prize

A driver on his way to pick up a customer won a $50,000 prize from the Maryland Lottery. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
A driver on his way to pick up a customer won a $50,000 prize from the Maryland Lottery. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

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May 7 (UPI) -- A Washington, D.C., man stopped to buy a lottery ticket on his way to work and won $50,000 -- his second major prize.

The professional driver, identified only as H.B., told Maryland Lottery officials he was on his way to pick up a passenger in Baltimore when he stopped at the 7-Eleven store on North Point Boulevard and bought a Money Drop scratch-off ticket.

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The player said he was shocked to scratch off the symbol for the $50,000 top prize.

"At first, I didn't believe it. And I said, 'Let me look at it again,'" H.B. said.

The prize is not the player's first brush with lottery luck.

"I won $20,000 on a scratch-off in Virginia, but it was not $50,000," he said.

H.B. said he plans to use his winnings to pay off bills and buy a new vehicle.

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