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It’s a Sweet Win for Taneytown Woman

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

First Hershey’s™ Kisses & Cash™ $10,000 Top Prize Awarded

Kisses & CashThe timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Only days away from Valentine’s Day, Rhonda Sondericker won $10,000 on the new Hershey’s Kisses & Cash scratch-off. Rhonda arrived at Lottery Headquarters with her husband, who figures prominently in her plans for the prize money. “I’m going to take my husband and parents out to dinner,” said Rhonda. “I had intended to do that before I won, but now it’s going to be extra special.” Rhonda added that her father has been ill, so this will be a great treat for him as well.

The 49-year-old Taneytown resident stopped on Saturday to make some purchases at the store and bought $20 worth of scratch-offs. When she returned home she sat down to read the paper and then it occurred to her she hadn’t played her tickets. It was the second of her scratch-offs that revealed the big win. “I started hollering,” said Rhonda.

She hollered for her husband, who said it looked like a winner. Still, wanting to be positive they took the ticket back to the store and had it verified. “I am so tickled with this,” said Rhonda. “I never thought I’d win. This is a good Valentine’s present!”

In addition to the dinner plans, Rhonda wants to save some of her winnings and buy some clothes. The winning ticket was purchased at Liquor Barn, located at 520 E. Baltimore St. in Taneytown.

The Hershey’s Kisses & Cash ticket also features a second-chance contest with the chance to win a deluxe trip to Hershey, PA or Hershey’s chocolate for a year.

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