Harford County Woman Gets $50,000 RICHer

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Iola Buffalo ‘gets richer’ with her $50,000 win.

Harford County Woman is $50,000 Get Rich Scratch-Off Winner

“Yes, you can take my picture, I have a story to tell,” said Iola Buffalo, who came into Lottery headquarters.  Buffalo had already purchased five scratch-offs last Saturday when she got the urge to pick up a $20 Get Rich ticket. Buffalo, also known as the “Scratch-Off Queen” bought the ticket, which turned out to be worth $50,000.

Although the 56-year-old scratched all her tickets while she was in the store, she didn’t know if she had won anything. Too overwhelmed by the amount of scratch-offs she had to check, Buffalo let her sister look over them over to double check. Immediately, Buffalo’s pointed out the last number on her Get Rich scratch-off which matched. “All I could say was, ‘Oh my God, Oh my God,’” she said.

The win brought her family a little good news after having to bury their brother last Wednesday. “When Iola called I wasn’t expecting to hear that she had won $50,000,” said her sister Cora, who also came into headquarters.

The mother of one is looking into purchasing a home, taking a vacation and visiting her grandchildren. Buffalo’s $50,000 Get Rich ticket was purchased at Mars #17, 1401 Pulaski Highway in Edgewood.

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