Parkton woman finds last top prize on Emerald Riches game
A Parkton woman who bought a Maryland Lottery Emerald Riches scratch-off while out running errands stopped in her tracks after uncovering the last $100,000 top-prize ticket.
The 54-year-old paused at the On the Run convenience store in Cockeysville to buy the $10 instant ticket and that’s where her momentum halted. She scratched off the first line of the ticket and immediately revealed the $100,000 prize. Her first thought: Did she really just win that much money?
“Who wins on the first line anyway?” she said. “I thought I was reading it wrong or insane. I mean, I was just in total disbelief.”
Once she realized how much money the scratch-off was worth, the happy Baltimore County resident left the store and headed home. She hid the scratch-off in a secret spot she’ll use again if she wins big! Our winner claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore as soon as she could. “It was a long Fourth of July weekend but I felt like I was bursting with joy the entire time,” she said.
The lucky woman is still celebrating her win. She and a friend planned to enjoy dinner out after claiming the prize. Her future plans for her windfall include booking a vacation trip to Vancouver and sharing some of her prize with her family.
For selling the top-prize ticket, On the Run located at 11235 York Road in Cockeysville received a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery. The Emerald Riches instant ticket, which launched in August 2014, still has more than 80,000 prizes available from $10 to $10,000.