“Classic” Moment for Baltimore Woman

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Wins $30,000 Top Prize on American Classics Scratch-Off

The 58-year-old winner appeared nonchalant about her $30,000 American Classics win. An occasional Lottery player, she calmly described her scratch-off purchase saying with a wave of her hand, “I just told the woman to give me that $3 scratch-off.” But that calm demeanor cracked a bit when she described the moment she revealed the big win. “Did I scream! Did I scream,” she told Lottery officials.

The married mother-of-four said that she kept checking the ticket. In fact, she checked that ticket for three weeks before coming to Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. “I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “That’s why it took me so long to come in.”

The happy winner hasn’t told anyone, not even her husband, about her windfall. “I’m going to tell him when I get home,” she said. “I’ll tell my children and give them a couple bucks,” she added laughing.  She intends to put the bulk of her winnings in the bank.

The winning ticket was purchased at Y & S Liquors, located at 2300 Harford Rd. in Baltimore.

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