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Brooklyn Woman Scratches Her Way to $40,000 Prize

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Takes Top Prize on Prize Line Bingo Scratch-Off

The 73-year-old Brooklyn resident arrived at Lottery Headquarters yesterday to claim her first big Lottery win. A huge scratch-off fan, she admittedly plays every day and won $1,000 several years ago.  She counts Lottery games among her many hobbies, which also include reading, crossword puzzles and watching reality television.

It was just about two weeks ago that the retiree scratched her way to her $40,000 Prize Line Bingo win. Alone at the time of her discovery, the happy player was skeptical at first. “I checked it over and over again. Then, I said ‘Oh, my gosh.’” The winner quickly went outside to tell her neighbor about her good fortune.  The neighbor, who accompanied the winner to Lottery Headquarters, told officials, “She told me she won. I looked at the ticket and said ‘That’s right. You sure did.”

The winner intends to use her prize money to fund some much-needed home repairs. The winning ticket was purchased at Doc’s F & B Liquors, located at 7067 B & A Blvd. in Glen Burnie.

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