Bookkeeper Finds Luck with Numbered Lottery Scratch-offWednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Glen Burnie Woman Claims $100,000 Top Prize on Sparkling 7s Scratch-off
An Anne Arundel County bookkeeper who makes her living working with numbers found the digits 6 and 7 especially lucky in March. The Maryland Lottery scratch-off player bought six of the new Sparkling 7s scratch-offs and came away a $100,000 winner!
She scratched each of the $10 tickets at home and discovered one $80 winner in the mix. Following her routine, she took all of the tickets back to the retailer to scan for winners just in case she had missed something on the new ticket, which just launched March 24. Double-checking the tickets certainly paid off – she had a top-prize winning scratch-off ticket in hand!
“When I realized how much I won, I couldn’t breathe,” our winner told Lottery officials when she claimed her prize. Once she regained her composure, the married mother of two called her children to share the amazing news. The 55-year-old was so excited that she went next to her husband’s job to deliver the news in person. When she showed him the winning ticket, her husband at first thought she’d won $1,000. Then, he did a double take and realized that he missed a few important zeroes!
Our winner said she plans to spend her prize on her loving husband. Married for 36 years, the couple has an extended family that includes three grandchildren. “My husband always helps everyone, now it’s his turn to receive,” she said. The wife plans to have his Harley Davidson motorcycle repaired, for example, and they will enjoy time in their favorite vacation hideaway at Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County.
Our winner found her lucky ticket at the Royal Farms located at 200 Oak Manor Drive in Glen Burnie.