Winning Streak in Hagerstown ContinuesFriday, May 13th, 2011
$50K Keno Prize Extends Lucky Week
If you’re planning to visit Hagerstown anytime soon, you might want to stop at a Lottery retailer and purchase a ticket. For the third time in a week, a big winning ticket has been purchased in the Western Maryland town. Last week, a retired man won a $1 million top prize on the Black scratch-off and Diane Baker claimed a $32,000 Keno prize. Sharon Linton, the latest Hagerstown winner, claimed a $50,000 winning Keno ticket today.
Still in shock, the 48-year-old says she plays Keno three times a week, using some birthdays to pick the numbers. On this particular day, she played her numbers at 10 AM and decided to check them on her computer at home around 3 PM. Sharon, who was smiling from ear-to-ear, told Lottery officials that she couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw how her numbers matched up one-by-one.
“I was in shock so I called my niece to check,” says the winner. Sure enough, her niece confirmed the winning numbers matched, and drove her to the Sheetz location to double check the numbers. After the win was verified, Sharon began telling other family members. The winner, who has worked at Walmart for 11 years, plans to share the money with family. She also plans to pay bills, invest and take a trip.
The winning Keno ticket was purchased at Sheetz #074, located at 700 N. Potomac Avenue in Hagerstown.