Bertie Raemsch of Lothian, with her husband Kenneth by her side, collected her latest big scratch-off prize of $50,000.
Wins $50,000 playing Triple Green Crossword game
While winning Maryland Lottery games involves luck, not skill, some players claim big prizes repeatedly and appear to have a knack for winning with scratch-offs. Bertie Raemsch of Lothian is one of those lucky people whose visit to Lottery headquarters on Tuesday was far from her first trip.
Bertie claimed a $50,000 top prize she won over the holiday weekend playing the Triple Green Crossword game. The $5 instant ticket is the latest Lottery scratch-off to deliver instant cash to her pocketbook, said the Anne Arundel County woman.
“I stopped by the Citgo station near my house to pick up some snacks for my husband and decided to get him some tickets. He’s a big player,” Bertie told Lottery officials. Recognizing Triple Green Crossword as her husband’s favorite new game, she bought a few scratch-offs.
“At the last minute I decided to get one for myself,” she said. Scratching off her instant ticket later at home, the 66-year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother hardly reacted when she uncovered the $50,000 win. “To tell the truth, I barely reacted at all,” she said. “I just didn’t get excited, just stayed quiet and calm.”
This was one of many visits she has made to Lottery headquarters to claim big prizes. “I’ve won $50,000 before, $10,000 twice and $5,000 once,” she said. “These scratch-offs have been very lucky for me.”
The happy woman plans to pay off two family cars and begin holiday preparations with her new prize. Bertie found the third of the game’s six $50,000 top prizes. There are still nine $10,000 unclaimed prizes in the game along with thousands of prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.
Bertie’s lucky scratch-off came from the Lothian Citgo at 5423 Southern Maryland Boulevard in Lothian. The Anne Arundel County business will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize ticket in the game.