Sometimes losing sets you up for winning something even bigger.
That was exactly the case recently when Dundalk resident Beth Bunch entered three losing $5 Baltimore Ravens scratch-off Maryland Lottery tickets in the agency's second-chance drawing.
She entered her losing ticket numbers to bid on the season ticket prize, which proved to be a winning decision when her name was drawn from 136,816 entries in that category, according to a statement from the lottery agency.
She told lottery officials that, while she has many friends who would like to go to games with her, she has promised the other season-opener seat to her father.
Bunch wasn't the only big winner in a drawing held earlier this month, according to lottery officials.
Mark Reynolds of Eldersburg, who said he bought the Ravens lottery tickets regularly throughout the season, won $1 million in the second-chance contest.
More than 100 lottery players have won a variety of second-chance prizes through this year’s Ravens Cash Fantasy contest, including Ravens season tickets, trips with the team, gameday packages and cash prizes, according to officials.
Additional drawings for $25,000 prizes will be held Feb. 28 and March 28. Two $250,000 prizes are still available in the Ravens lottery tickets program, and tickets are available at more than 4,300 retail locations across the state.
For a complete list of winners, visit mdlottery.com/ravens.