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Research and Patience Lead to $100,000 Lottery Scratch-off Win

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Determined Essex Woman Finds Green Streak Top Prize

Green StreakOnline research paid off to the tune of $100,000 this week for an Essex woman, who patiently studied the Maryland Lottery website to determine which scratch-off tickets still had unclaimed big prizes. She set her sights on the Lottery’s Green Streak ticket, which the website showed with four unclaimed $100,000 top prizes.

“I had been eyeing that ticket for a while,” the mother-of-one told Lottery officials. “Usually I don’t buy the $10 tickets, but I had just won $20 playing the other day and knew there were four top prizes left. I gave it a try when I was out grocery shopping.”

Upon returning home from the store, the 34-year-old scratched her two tickets and saw that her research had truly paid off.

“I just started screaming,” the happy winner said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

After sharing the news with her husband, the lucky lady had only one person left to tell. “My eight-year-old son saw what was going on,” she said, jovially. “We explained it to him.”

A human resources worker, the woman and her husband plan to use the money to take care of bills. With a smile, she added, “Well, we may use some of the money to take a vacation. We haven’t been on a vacation in years. We may go to Miami.”

The lucky woman picked up her winning Green Streak scratch-off at the Food Lion #1653, located at 1565 Hyde Park Rd. in Baltimore.

  • PAM

    I agree Tanika, I live in St Mary’s county….no one ever wins here!

  • mdlottery

    Tanika: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore 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.

    • Patrice Burley

      Tanika, none of these recent winners are from baltimore, they are from counties way outside of the city.