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Birthday Surprise for Frederick Woman

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Wins $50,000 Playing Instant Riches scratch-off

Preparing to turn 85 years of age is a huge milestone. Winning $50,000 days before the big occasion is jaw-dropping. “I was shocked,” said the lucky octogenarian.

The former school administrator stopped by her local gas station over the weekend and picked out an Instant Riches scratch-off to play.  When she realized she had a $50,000 winner, she described her reaction as disbelief.  “I’ve been playing your Lottery games since they first came out,” she told officials.  “I’ve won a little bit here and there, but this was the biggest by far.  What a great birthday gift.”

Today’s young-at-heart winner, who was accompanied by her son who is visiting from Florida to help celebrate the big occasion, intends to put her prize money in the bank. She may however use a small amount on her birthday festivities.  “I might go out for a little nicer dinner for my birthday, but nothing too fancy,” she said with a smile.

The winning ticket was purchased at Spring Ridge Exxon, located at 6067 Spring Ridge Pkwy in Frederick.

  • Sister Missey

    Happy Birthday and may you have many more.

  • Vivian

    My father is your age and he loves the scratch-off tickets. The most he have won was $5,000. I wish you all the luck in the world and to live a long and prosperous life.

  • Denise

    Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy. May God Bless you and your family.

  • http://facebook helen

    happy happy birthday sweetie and many more ”’i hope you have a great dinner,,,and lots of hugs and kisses from your son. how luckey your son is ‘to have you on your special day. what a wonderful day,the good lord put the luck in your wonderful fingers and handS’ that day” 2 say too ‘you’ happy birthday.so i’m sending to you hugs and kisses and great wishes” that all your dreams come true. take care..GOD BLESS.

  • Sarita

    Wow!!!! I’m soooo happy for you. My birthday is next week. I hope I would be so lucky……and happy birthday to you

  • Rob

    Way to go…Congrats and Happy B-Day !!!

  • Cassandra

    Congratulation on your winnigs and HAPPY BIRTHDAY:)

  • Brenda

    Congrats on your big win and enjoy your birthday with son and other family member with a Bang!

  • John

    God bless you. may you have a long life. You deserve it. I rejoice with you. Happy Birthday!



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