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Maryland lottery winner: 'My hands are still shaking'

Maryland LotteryMaryland Lottery: Maryland lottery winner: 'My hands are still shaking'

Watch Mr. Morris share his enthusiasm in the video report

BALTIMORE, Md. — William Morris, Jr. walked into the Fruitland Exxon one July morning with just $10 in his pocket. He walked out with a $50,000 winning scratch-off. "I hesitated to buy the ticket. It was the funniest feeling going in with all I had."

The 54-year-old from Salisbury said he plays scratch-offs every chance he gets. He came to Lottery Headquarters Monday afternoon, still shaking. "I am still jittery," he said. "I've worked for many years and have never seen a check like that!"

William believes he is on a Hot Streak. Despite daily struggles with his health and his recent diagnosis with cancer, he believes he is an extremely lucky man. "I woke up this morning with a good feeling for no reason," William said. "I think every day is very special. I don't have bad days any more."

William plans to share his winnings with family and friends. "My goal in life is to help people," he said. "I've needed help, so I know what it is like to be in need."

William is especially excited to share his winnings with his mother and best friend. "This is it," he said. "This is my chance in life."

The winning ticket was purchased at Fruitland Exxon, located at 100 W. Cedar Lane in Fruitland.

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10 comments. Last comment 8 years ago by Litebets27.
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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: July 31, 2009, 10:51 am - IP Logged

I love this guy's reactions in the video, very genuine excitement.  Congrats Mr. Morris!!


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    time*treat's avatar - radar

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    March 30, 2005
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    Posted: July 31, 2009, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

    Nice enough guy, but the parasite beggars could eat through $50,000 real quick.

    In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
    Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

      Grovel's avatar - f800e6a39fbfea795d1dcbb09f2244
      Little Rock, AR
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      December 19, 2008
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      Posted: July 31, 2009, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

      I am glad he won. He seemed like he really deserved it. Congrats man.

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
        United States
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        November 21, 2007
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        Posted: July 31, 2009, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

        He looks very happy. Congrats to Mr. Morris on his win!

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Santa Ana
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          February 20, 2009
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          Posted: July 31, 2009, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

          This man was blessed to win this money, so he will know in his heart who he will help and 

           just how much he can help--Congratulations Mr. Morris and GOD BLESS YOUBanana


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            Posted: August 1, 2009, 12:39 am - IP Logged

            VADER FOR '08!!!!!!

              CowboysFan's avatar - Cowboys
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              Posted: August 1, 2009, 9:50 am - IP Logged

              Seems like a very nice man. I just hope he realizes $50,000 can go very quickly if he intends to help other people.

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                Posted: August 3, 2009, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                I love that. I coud use $50K right now

                  DelmarvaChick's avatar - wallace
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                  Posted: August 7, 2009, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Way to go Eastern Shore!!!!

                  *cabbage patchin*

                  I didn't think it'd be this cool to have someone from my hometown win a nice sized lottery jackpot...who knew.

                    Litebets27's avatar - power
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                    January 14, 2005
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                    Posted: August 9, 2009, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                    I missed this one. Congratulations Mr. Morris.

                    How unselfish of you to want to help others while you suffer with all of your struggles.

                    I hope your relatives and friends realizes this and give you a congratulations and tell you to spend it on yourself.

                    $50,000.00 is a nice chunk, but it can go fast, especially if you buy that HotRod.

                    God Bless you!

                    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                    Come on Jackpot!!!