Lottery Luck in WestminsterWednesday, September 8th, 2010
$50,000 Instant Win With Gold Rush Doubler Scratch-off
The last item on a Westminster woman’s grocery list on Thursday was a Maryland Lottery scratch-off. It turns out that she had to make room in her bags for more than just milk and eggs, she had to find a place for a $50,000 instant cash prize.
“I literally could not believe my eyes,” the still-in-shock winner told officials. “I just knew that there was no way it could be real.” Confirmation from a family member and a store employee settled the issue, but upon returning home the enormity of the win hit her again. “I’d never won anything close to this big – my stomach was in knots.”
The convenience store clerk was once a frequent scratch-off player, but has played less in recent years due to several economic setbacks that have hit her family. “I sure am happy I decided to play today.” Her winnings will go toward paying the mortgage and a possible cruise. The lucky ticket was purchased from the Food Lion, located at 140 Englar Rd. in Westminster.