|“Lucky T” is bound for the Bahamas sooner than she’d dreamed because of her $10,000 Ravens scratch-off win.|
Discovered winning ticket at her friend’s lucky Lottery retailer
Thanks to a little luck from her friend and a lot of luck from a Ravens scratch-off, “Lucky T” of Baltimore can change her timeline for a vacation getaway to the Bahamas from “some day” to a firm date on the calendar.
The 25-year-old mother of one found her $10,000 winning scratch-off in part because of her friend, who accompanied her to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize. Her friend is the luckiest of the pair, the winner said, and often wins with Maryland Lottery scratch-offs purchased at the Pantry 1 Food Mart located at 1090 Spa Road in Annapolis. “I win here and there,” the friend said.
The two women happened to be at Pantry 1 Food Mart when our winner decided to try her luck. The Anne Arundel County assisted living worker bought just one $5 Ravens scratch-off. She took it back to the car, scratched it and revealed the prize. Wow! She couldn’t believe her eyes.
“I’m still in shock,” she said, laughing.
“I was crying with joy,” said her friend, adding, “Wish it was me!”
The two had already planned a trip to the Bahamas so the win means “we’re going to go sooner than we thought,” she said. Her plans for the prize include paying off bills, enjoying her vacation getaway with her extra spending money and sharing some funds with members of her family.
The Ravens scratch-off still has three $100,000 unclaimed top prizes, nine $10,000 prizes and 27 $1,000 prizes. A second-chance promotion through My Lottery Rewards lets players enter non-winning Ravens scratch-offs into drawings for specific prizes such as Ravens season tickets for 20 years, $10,000 cash, 2016 season tickets, a trip with the team to Miami and family four-pack game-day packages.