A husband and wife visited Lottery Headquarters this week to claim the $50,000 instant top prize won playing the Extreme 8s scratch-off ticket. The Glen Burnie pair told officials that they’re fans of the Lottery’s daily games – Pick 3 and Pick 4 and only try scratch-offs occasionally. “We just play scratch-offs every once-in-a-while,” they said. Luckily for them, their occasion play happened at the right place at the right time.
The wife was cashing in a Pick 3 win when she decided to get an Extreme 8’s ticket. “Whenever I’m in the mood for a scratch-off these last few months I’ve been playing Extreme 8’s,” she said. “I’ve done pretty well.”
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She took her newly purchased ticket home to play and when she saw the results the crying and shouting commenced. She called her husband with the news after asking her daughter to confirm that she wasn’t seeing things. “He didn’t believe me.”
A mini-vacation with grandkids is in the works for the couple. Their lucky Lottery store is the MVA Shell gas station at 6616 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.