$50,000 Win in the Cards for Woodlawn WomanMonday, December 12th, 2011
Claims top prize on Black Jack Scratch-Off
A trip to the butcher produced more than her grocery order for a Woodlawn woman. While visiting Hollins Market, the 43-year-old daycare provider took a little detour and stopped into the American Convenience Store, where she bought three Black Jack scratch-offs.
She began playing her purchases while still at the store, but it wasn’t until she was at her niece’s home that she finished scratching her tickets. It was then that she revealed her win, although still a bit gradually. “I thought that I’d won $10,000,” said the winner. Her niece, who accompanied the Black Jack fan to Lottery Headquarters, said that she looked at the ticket and commented, “It’s more than that.” It was five times more, making it one of the $50,000 top prize winning tickets. “I started jumping up and down, like it was my win,” said the niece.
This is the largest win to date for the avid Lottery player, who enjoys Pick 3, Pick 4 and jackpot games in addition to scratch-off play. “My biggest win before this was $200 on Pick 4 this past summer,” said the winner. Although she hasn’t shared the good news with anyone besides her niece who was present as the time of the win, the single-mother-of-one, intends to share her winnings with several others.
Referring to the niece who was with her she said, “I think I’m going to buy her a little car. I’m also going to help my other nieces for Christmas,” said the generous aunt.
The winning ticket was purchased at American Convenience Store, located at 26 S. Arlington Ave. in Baltimore.