A father, 67 from Maryland is ecstatic having found out that he has won the top prize of $50,000 with the Maryland Lottery after almost not realising. The man, who has protected his identity explained how he’s developed a routine, where he travels down Belair Road and buys tickets for games for which top prizes haven’t yet been won – in hope that he will be the one to get that top prize money. This time, he stopped off at Nikki’s Discount Liquors which is located in Baltimore and opted to buy a “Gold” scratch-off ticket, before going on to check it and conclude that it wasn’t worth anything. Yet, he couldn’t have been any more wrong he found out – he was at work, employed as a heavy equipment mechanic when he handed his ticket to his co-worker who enters losing tickets into second-chance drawings. Upon entering the ticket into the system, he found out the $5 investment had brought him in the top $50,000 lottery prize. “You’re lucky I like you” his co-worker told him the following day after verifying the win twice over, and the man couldn’t have been more grateful he explained because his friend had been honest with him. Now, he says he will use the money to pay off his loan on a truck as well as improving his home. The retailer will also receive a $500 bonus just for selling the winning ticket!