Lottery Win Makes Attending College a RealityTuesday, November 12th, 2013
Baltimore woman finds $30,000 Rainbow Blackout Bingo Win
An 18-year-old Baltimore woman discovered there really was a pot of gold at the end of her Rainbow Blackout Bingo scratch-off. Her ticket to a college education and a new life carried the $30,000 top prize.
Good fortune came to the Walmart employee when she and her mom stopped at a local convenience store for snacks and scratch-offs. Our lucky winner only had $5, which covered the cost of a hot dog, cheese fries and a $2 Rainbow Blackout Bingo scratch-off. Her generous mom suggested she needed more than one ticket and gave her money to purchase two more scratch-offs.
“We played the tickets in the car and when I got to the third box, it looked like a blackout,” our winner said. “My mom didn’t believe me when I told her I thought I’d just won $30,000.”
Her mom is a believer, now! She accompanied her daughter to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the life-changing prize. “I just wanted to cry,” said the winner’s mother. “You want the best for your kids and there were things I just could not give her.”
The winner said she didn’t have the money to attend college, but can do so now using some of the prize winnings. She also plans to make Thanksgiving dinner extra special this year. “I want two turkeys, 10 sweet potato pies and five apple pies,” she said, laughing. The bubbly, enthusiastic woman said she will treat her little sister to a few visits to the Build-a-Bear Workshop and plans to buy her mom a new clothes dryer.
Our collegebound winner found her Lottery luck at the Royal Farms located at 504 Edmondson Avenue in Baltimore.