Berlin Woman Walks Away with $50,000 PrizeTuesday, January 31st, 2012
Eastern Shore winner Olga Gusman Martinez scratched
Wins Top Prize Playing a Black Jack Scratch-Off
Olga Gusman Martinez, a 42-year-old from Berlin, got up Thursday morning, drank her morning coffee, and purchased a single Black Jack scratch-off ticket from her local food store. She had no idea she’d leave the store $50,000 richer.
“I was in total shock when I realized I had won,” she said. “I didn’t really believe it until they actually validated the ticket.” The mother-of-five told Lottery officials that although she’s won before, she never would have believed that she’d win something this big. “I’m still in total shock that I won. It’s going to take some getting used to.”
The lucky winner, who has worked as a housekeeper for about a year, said she first wants to celebrate with her family, maybe take a vacation, and pay a few bills. Martinez was the fifth person to claim a $50,000 prize playing the Black Jack scratch-off. There are currently two top-prizes remaining. Her lucky ticket was purchased at Berlin Food market on Flower Street in Berlin in Worcester County.