Good Deal Found in ElktonTuesday, March 24th, 2009
Woman Wins $50,000 on Deal or No Deal Scratch-off
The Lottery’s Deal or No Deal instant game caught Orlean Bell’s eye when she dropped by an Elkton gas station to fill up last week. Though the game has been in stores for more than six months, this long-time scratch player had yet to play it. She thought to herself, “Today is a good day to try something new,” she told officials.
“I took the ticket home to scratch and sat there in shock,” Mrs. Bell admitted. “I read the instructions over and over before I started to believe, but even then…..” Any doubts were soon erased by family and friends who stopped by to celebrate her win. They assured her that she wasn’t seeing things.
The Delaware resident plans to share her good fortune with family. She also wants to splurge on something for herself, although just what that might be is still undetermined.
When contacted by Lottery officials, the owner of the gas station that sold the winning ticket was very excited. “We’ve been a Lottery agent for about two years and this is our biggest win.” The winning Deal or No Deal instant ticket was purchased at Xtreme Gas, located at 722 North Bridge Street in Elkton.