A Maryland man who scored a $30,000 jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket said he only ended up buying the ticket because his friend refused it.
The 23-year-old Eldersburg man told Maryland Lottery officials he and a coworker were visiting the 7-Eleven store in Eldersburg when his colleague decided to buy some scratch-off tickets.
The man said he encouraged his friend to buy a $3 Skee-Ball scratch-off, but the other man refused.
The ticket turned out to be a $30,000 top prize winner.
The winner said he plans to use his money to buy a new car and a gaming computer. He said he also plans to make Christmas extra special for his mother.