A Maryland resident known as “Touchdown Joe” won the top prise of $100,000 in the state’s new Ravens X5 scratch-off game.
The 57-year-old Silver Spring resident bought the $5 ticket at an Annapolis Wawa while playing scratch-off games with his wife. On the bottom of the ticket, he discovered a football emblem and one of seven top prizes.
“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.