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Howard County Resident Spells Her Way to Top Prize

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Wins Super Crossword $50,000 Top Prize

A Jessup woman has always enjoyed scratch-offs from the Maryland Lottery. In fact, she has been very particular about the tickets she buys. She told Lottery officials, “Super Crossword only, thank you.” And, it paid off big-time when she scratched her way to the $50,000 top prize.

The 48-year-old accounts payable professional splits her purchases between three Lottery retailers in her neighborhood. “I alternate between three different stores,” she said, “Mel’s Liquors, Jessup Discount Liquors or my local Shell station.” The lucky winner scratched off her tickets immediately after returning home and couldn’t believe what she saw. She first thought she had won $5,000, then after a second dizzying look rushed off to have a Lottery retailer validate her good luck. “I thought I was going to faint!”

She plans to use the money to pay off a car she recently purchased and to help with her daughter’s tuition at Howard Community College. As for the rest? It will go in the bank and build interest.

The winning ticket was purchased at Jessup Discount Liquors at 7880 Washington Boulevard in Elkridge.

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