A Mechanicsville resident who has played Maryland Lottery games for years received a tip this week from his daughter-in-law that was a $50,000 winner. Hank Buckler can thank her and the Lottery’s new FAST PLAY category of games for his biggest-ever prize. The retired heavy equipment operator is a Lottery veteran, having played and won over the years with just about every type of game available. When he visited the Charlotte Hall gas station where his daughter-in-law works, Hank listened to her suggestion that he try Lucky Numbers, one of the new FAST PLAY games that hit stores on Feb. 10. “I figured that while I was there saying hello that I would get a ticket. Before I could decide which, she showed me FAST PLAY.” Familiar with the play style of scratch-offs, Hank quickly saw what looked to be a $50,000 match on his $10 Lucky Numbers ticket. “I knew what I was seeing but I thought maybe this new game had different kinds of rules,” said the 69-year-old. “I handed it to my daughter-in-law to check.” She checked once and then retrieved her glasses to check the ticket more closely. “When I told him it was real, that […]
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