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Baltimore County Woman is Livin’ Lucky

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Wins $250,000 Instant Top Prize on Livin’ Lucky Scratch-Off

Livin LuckyA fondness for shooting the breeze turned into a $250,000 windfall for a Baltimore City School retiree. The 78-year-old enjoys visiting the Soda Pop Shop on Ingleside Ave. to mingle and play Maryland Lottery scratch-offs.  “It’s a nice way to get out of the house,” said the lucky winner. “I like this location because they have a wide variety of scratch-offs.” Particularly a fan of Livin’ Lucky, the happy player knew immediately she had won the scratch-off’s top prize.

I sat down and began to scratch the ticket,” she said.  “I sat right there and looked at it. I never thought I would win that much.” Although familiar with her favorite ticket and sure of her newfound wealth, she nonetheless had the store’s clerk confirm the $250,000 win. Upon verification, both the clerk and the winner didn’t reveal the good news. “I want to keep this quiet,” said the winner. “Only one other person knows.”

Plans for the scratch-off buff’s prize money include making donations to her church, college Alma Mater and her family.  The winning ticket was sold at Soda Pop Shop #8, located at 1026 Ingleside Ave. in Baltimore.

  • Phyllis

    Congrats to the sweet lady who won @Soda Pop Shop on Ingleside Ave. I play there often (Racetrax) and see her playing her scratch offs. Pop Shop is a friendly place and a fun place to play with others..It’s like the show CHEERS where everybody knows ur name..LOL

  • Annette Anderson

    Congrats on your Livin Lucky win!! Very glad it paid off for you. God Bless you.

    Speaking of Livin Lucky, has anyone won a substantial amount from the 2nd chance promotion? It seems like if someone wins small, $500 or less, they would then in turn spend some of those winnings on more scratch offs in hopes of winning the Jackpot prize.
    Strange thing is when I purchase tickets in Montgomery County, I win small. When I travel to Baltimore(my son goes to Morgan), I buy tickets there and win big!! I definitely see notice something with that. I do not believe the statement that MSLA has no control over where the winning tickets are. Lottery Headquarters are in Baltimore and everyone or the majority of the employees probably live in Baltimore or immediate area. In these times lots of people play all over. I have gone to purchase scratchoffs and tickets are sold out at numerous locations. I live in Gaithersburg and have going to 4 or 5 locations looking for a particular ticket, gone to Derwood, Montgomery Village, Germantown, Rockville and found ticket in Silver Spring. People in other cities besides Baltimore play scratchoffs ALOT!!!! I have sat and played Keno and watched people purchase $30 to $40 in scratchoffs. So the notion of where more people buy is where the most wins occur is pure malarkey!!!! Be fair Maryland Lottery. You are in the State of Maryland. The state is not Baltimore!!!!!!

  • http://jwattsmale@comcast.net JOE R. WATTS

    I’ AM VERY HAPPY FOR MS. 78 ON HER GOOD FORTUNE TO HAVE
    WON $250,000 DOLLARS ON THE “LIVING LUCKY” GAME. MY
    WIFE AND I WON $250,000 ON THE MEGA GAME WHEN WE
    CORRECTLY PICKED ALL THE WHITE BALLS SO WE KNOW HOW SHE FEELS. PAT SKELLY and JOE WATTS

  • G bushrod

    Congratulations….enjoy

  • http://msn.com darryl

    i’m very happy for you.i’m still looking for my BIG win,it’s good to know i’m getting closer.i visit soda pop shop and play often.the store owners there are pretty cool too,good for them as well!

  • Brenda

    Congrats to Ms. 78 yr old retiree :) Good luck in all your plans for the future. Try to enjoy most of your windfall and not GIVE it all away to church, college alma mater and family!



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