Prince George’s County Woman Wins $50K Twice

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Second Big Win Since February

Big Money Mega PlayA common phrase heard over and over again is, “Lightning never strikes the same place twice.”  That is no longer true according to a Capitol Heights woman when it comes to winning Lottery prizes.  Last week, she won $50,000 playing the Big Money Mega Play scratch-off.  Just this past February, she also won $50,000, that time with the Players Club scratch-off.  Even more amazing is that both winning tickets were purchased at the same location, Triangle Market in Capitol Heights.  “I cried the first time I won,” said the winner.   “The second time…I just laughed.  I couldn’t believe it.”

The 42-year-old winner, who goes to the same store every day, was accompanied to Lottery Headquarters by her mother.  The lucky woman just moved from New York to Maryland this past July, and has found playing the Maryland Lottery to be both fun and rewarding.

Her winnings will help to supplement her income from her job at a non-profit organization.  In addition, the mother-of-two plans to use her latest windfall to shop and hopefully buy a car.  “I hope to see you in a couple of weeks,” joked the winner referring to another potential big win.  The winning Big Money Mega Play ticket was purchased at Triangle Market on 1409 Ritchie Marlboro Rd. in Capitol Heights.

  • msstgasy

    To allow P.G. county to win big once or twice a year is not enough. Someone in Baltimore is always winning at least once or twice a month. If they aren’t winning the scratch-offs, they are winning Keno, or the Race-Trax. I play scratch-offs regularly in Upper Marlboro and the most I’ve won is $100.00 only once.

    • mdlottery

      msstgasy: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in PG County believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      In fact, a winning $50,000 Hot Hand ticket was just sold in Oxon Hill. You can read the winners’ story here.

  • You are a very lucky lady. Enjoy your winnins.

  • Carolyn

    I buy my tickets at the same store, also. I have won some, lost some; but never hit it big.

    Could you tell me the remaining number of $1 million tickets of the $20 games?

    • mdlottery

      Carolyn: Check out our scratch-off page. Here you can see prizes remaining for all of our games and sort by different options. Hope this helps.

  • V

    congrats! i hope i hit soon.

  • Keep hitting and winning, congrat to you

  • LBrown

    Go, go, go….Get some of my money back at least since I haven’t.

  • JA Bass

    YEAH!!!! Great luck some where other than Baltimore…


  • rhindita

    yea, that just proves what we are all saying, you put the majority of the winning tickets in pg and montgomery county. You know where the top winners are no doubt.

    • Jane

      Rhindita: I don’t think the lottery knows where the winners go. Its all about probability. More players = more winners.

      Also, don’t you think if they knew where the winners were they find out and go get the winning tickets themselves?

  • Straight Hatter

    Lucky!!!….nah Congrats for real I’m sure she is happy with he rmove from NYC