Thoughtful Son Brings Mom Luck

Monday, June 28th, 2010

She Wins $30,000 With Blackout Bingo Scratch-Off

Benzenia TownsendBenzenia Townsend has been patiently waiting for lottery luck for a long time.  She’s tried almost all of the Lottery’s games and, while enjoying each experience and even winning moderate cash prizes from time to time, she’s wondered over the years which game would deliver her a big win.  It turns out that it wasn’t the specific game that was at issue, but how she got it.

Ms. Townsend, an analyst for Baltimore’s Department of Transportation, was at work Friday afternoon when her son stopped by for a visit.  Knowing his mom’s love of scratch-offs, he surprised her with a Blackout Bingo ticket.  “I scratched it as we sat there talking,” she explained to officials, “but I got quiet when I saw those numbers matching up – I just couldn’t believe my eyes.”  Confirmation from her son and from several co-workers that she’d just won $30,000 made it real for her, sort of.  “Only now that I’m here and the Lottery is telling me it’s true do I really believe.”

Taking care of some troublesome bills will be Benzenia’s first priority.  Next will be a trip to visit family in the Midwest – all thanks to her son and to the folks at Y&S Check Cashing, 2101 East Monument Street in Baltimore, the seller of the lucky ticket

  • Danielle

    There are always 3 alphabets on all acratch cards I’m not asking if there’s a second
    Chance to win, example on blackout bingo the money code is T H R means you won $3.00

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      Danielle: In some instances, yes you are correct. This is a security feature for site validation of lower tier winners. As always we encourage players to double check their tickets despite any codes that may be present because this is not always the case.

  • d

    I’m just wondering if Md Lottery can list the money codes for the winning blackout bingo card i have trillions of them i haven’t thrown away

    • http://marylandlottery.wordpress.com Maryland Lottery

      d: Blackout Bingo doesn’t have a second chance or money codes associated with it.

  • Desiree Booze

    Give you special congrats…I’am trying too.Love your story …wonderful son you have …

  • tbaza

    i would just love to become a super winner of one of the lotto’s game/// it would be A Bright light in my life///// i would become debt free//

  • E

    YES CONGRATS TO YOU ON YOUR BLESSINGS. AND YES I WILL HAVE TO TRAVEL TO BALTIMORE RIGHT IN THE AREA WHERE THE LOTTERY HEADQUARTERS IS TO GET A JACKPOT WIN……

  • reneea

    congratulations on a great win for another person from baltimore. both top prize tickets for blackout bingo won in baltimore; maybe i should start buying my tickets there.



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