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Clothes Shopping Pays Off for Western Maryland Winner

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Wins $30,000 on  Cash Lines Scratch-off Ticket

Nancy Bowers - Cash LinesIt was a busier than usual shopping season, but the deals were so good that Nancy Bowers decided to head out to find a winter coat last week.  While she knew she would face a throng of Christmas shoppers, she decided to make the trip anyway.  While she was out, Bowers took a few small winning Lottery tickets to cash in at her local Lottery retailer.  The Smithsburg woman cashed her tickets, bought a few more, got a great new coat and came home $30,000 richer.

Bowers, a mother-of-one and grandmother-of-five, put the tickets in her car, without scratching them, and went into the mall without thinking of them for a while.  “I can’t believe I so casually left them in the car,” she laughed. “If someone had broken in, it would have been their lucky day!”  She waited until she got home and had a chance to sit down before she and her husband Dennis scratched the tickets.  When Dennis said they won $30,000, she called him a liar.  “I’ve never called him a liar in the 18 years we’ve been married!”  She apologized after seeing it for herself.

The happy couple, both retirees, is looking forward to some practical investments with the money:  new washer and dryer, new windows in their home and other domestic expenditures.  They are already excitedly planning a trip out West to see the Grand Canyon in the spring.  The winning ticket was sold at Cavetown Liquors, located at 11905 Mapleville Rd. in Cavetown.

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