Baltimore Woman’s Extra Purchase Pays OffFriday, July 23rd, 2010
Wins $30,000 Blackout Bingo Top Prize
A Baltimore resident can’t quite remember how long she has been playing Maryland Lottery bingo scratch-offs. However, today will be a day she won’t forget since she claimed a $30,000 top prize on winning Blackout Bingo.
During her lunch break, the 62-year-old walked across the street, like she does everyday, to purchase her usual bingo scratch-off from. She typically buys only one ticket per day, but this time was torn between two and decided to purchase both.
Back at work, she scratched the winning Blackout Bingo ticket first. “I was so happy that I started screaming,” she said. Her boss heard her yelling and came to see what the commotion was about. Once she shared with him the news, her boss hollered out her winnings to everyone around.
The excited winner then ran across the street to Padonia Liquors, located at 51 E. Padonia Rd. in Timonium, to check her ticket and comfirm she was a winner. “I was just bouncing around all day. I was so happy I didn’t know what to do with myself,” explained the Baltimore woman.
The lucky winner will contribute a portion of her winnings to a few close friends and her church. She will also pay off all of her debt and put the rest in savings.