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Laurel Woman Excited to Set Sail

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Wins Seven-Night Cruise Vacation for Two on Cruise for Cash Scratch-off

It’s been six months since Alana Frett discovered her Cruise for Cash win, but that didn’t diminish her excitement when she arrived at Lottery Headquarters. The elated 37-year-old received her Cruise for Cash ticket from her mom back in March shortly after having returned from a trip to St. Thomas.

“I wasn’t sure I’d won,” said Alana. “I showed it to my mother and she verified it beyond a doubt. Now I get to go on another vacation. This is the best.” Alana, who recently started her own accounting business, told Lottery officials, “With my new business venture, anything I don’t have to pay for right now is a big bonus.”

Since discovering her good fortune nearly six months ago, Alana kept the winning ticket her desk lock box and checked on it each week. The happy cruise winner is still uncertain about who will accompany her on her trip. “I’d take my mom, but she isn’t a big boat person,” said Alana with a chuckle.

The winning ticket was purchased at Hyattsville Convenience Store, located at 2230 University Blvd. E. in Hyattsville.

  • CB

    Hey Alana

    I am just like you, I just won my cruise 3 months ago. See posting 4 wins under yours for registered nurse, just what the doctor ordered. We still have almost 2 years to figure this out. You must set date i’n 1 year then another 1 year before sail deadline. Enjoy your trip


  • pat o’connor

    Congrats Alana,… Did you know that some of the MD State Lottery tickets are printed in Canada? What’s up with that? O’Malley didn’t mention that in his re-election campaign did he, what a jerk. He can’t even have his own state contracted to print our lottery tickets.

    • mdlottery

      Pat: We did respond to your original message. You can that response here.

      To reiterate, Pollard Banknote is our contracted instant ticket printer for Maryland Lottery scratch-offs. They have printing facilities in both the United States as well as in Canada. When the tickets are printed in Canada, we identify that on the ticket backs. Currently, when the tickets print in the USA, we do not identify where it is printed. At this point, roughly 85% of our tickets are being printed in the USA.