Early Birthday Win for Loving GrandmaThursday, May 5th, 2011
Wins $40,000 Top Prize on Bingo Boxes Scratch-Off
Morningside resident Betty Call enjoys all scratch-offs, but her favorites are the Bingo-style games. They are definitely going to remain at the top of her list, because she just won $40,000 playing the Bingo Boxes scratch-off.
Betty bought the ticket yesterday at the same place where she always purchases her tickets. She picked up two Bingo Boxes tickets, one she scratched at the store and the other she played at home. The first ticket yielded the big $40,000 win. “I thought I would just pass out,” said Betty. “I knew it was a big win, but didn’t know how much until the cashier checked the ticket.” The winner then went home and revealed another $25 on the second Bingo Boxes ticket.
This win will make a nice gift for Betty’s upcoming birthday on the 23rd of this month, when she turns 80 years old. The retired bowling alley employee has seven children and more than 40 combined grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “I think I have lost count of exactly how many,” she said, chuckling. “But I plan to share this win with my family.”
The winning Bingo Boxes ticket was purchased at the Suitland Road Chevron, located at 6500 Suitland Rd. in Morningside.