Talbot County woman overjoyed top prize scratch-off win
Easton resident Chakiera Williams’ love of scratch-offs finally paid off with a big win last Tuesday. Her daily ritual of going to her favorite gas station to buy a scratch-off had her running up and down the street with joy. Williams’ win on the Bonus Bucksscratch-off netted her $10,000.
Williams, a part-time student, had actually purchased a one dollar ticket before selecting her winning scratch-off. The first ticket had a two dollar prize which she used to buy her winningscratch-off. It was the first time she had seen the two dollar Bonus Bucks ticket, so she gave it a try and had wonderful results.
When she began to scratch, she knew she had won $1,000, but was completely shocked to see every number on her ticket was a winner. “I was so excited,” she told Lottery officials. “I literally ran out of the store and went running up and down the street.”
The day care provider plans to use the money to pay off bills and treat her three young children to a wonderful Christmas. She purchased her winning ticket from the Easton Shell at 110 South Washington Street in Easton.
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On February 29, 2010 Kim Feather of Pasadena, MD became the first ever winners of Ravens Cash Fantasy Season Tickets for Life*. Kim stopped by Maryland Lottery headquarters last week to talk about her experience, how the prize has impacted her and her family and a few pointers for this year’s players.
Tax Free $50,000 (No. 14) and Get Rich (No. 22) are newcomers to the top 40 scratch-offs this week. Tax Free $50,000 is a $5 game with nine tax free prizes of $50,000. Get Rich is a $20 game with three top prizes of $1,000,000.
There was also a shuffle in the top five games this week. A Wreath of Franklins comes in at No. 1 for the first time, followed by Sweet Riches at No. 2. Lucky 7s Game Book is No. 3, Red Line Tripler Bingo is No. 4 and Money Multiplier is No. 5.
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A 23-year-old has become Rockville’s latest millionaire after playing Multi-Matchlast week. Since turning 18, the man has become an ardent fan of the game, buying tickets for every drawing. That dedication was rewarded last week with a $1.75 million jackpot win.
The lucky winner has had several $1,000 wins courtesy of the twice-a-week Multi Match drawing. “I like the other jackpot games, but Multi-Match is my favorite,” said the winner. “I’ve had good luck with it.”
The man told Lottery officials that he usually checks the results several days after the drawing, so it took a while for him to realize he had won. “When I checked my numbers and saw they matched, I was sure that I was dreaming,” he said. “There was no way it was real.” After his father confirmed that he wasn’t seeing things, he began to get excited.
The restaurant employee has no immediate plans for how this $1.75 million prize will fit into his life, though travel is a definite possibility. He does intend to keep playing Multi-Match, and will likely purchase his tickets from the Food Stop at 4820 Boiling Brook Parkway in Rockville, which is where he found his first jackpot win.
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