Arbutus Woman Celebrates Birthday with $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Wins top prize playing a Hot Casino Cash ticket

“It was my birthday, so I thought I would treat myself,” said the 58-year-old Arbutus woman. She and her sister went out for a birthday breakfast and were each scratching tickets throughout the meal.  Once they parted ways, the birthday girl decided to treat herself to a few more scratch-offs.

“I don’t usually buy $10 scratch-offs,” said the woman. Since it was her special day she opted for the pricier scratch-off, selecting a Hot Casino Cash ticket. She scratched the ticket in the store revealing several winning symbols on her ticket, adding up to the $100,000 top prize.

The retired utility service tech explained to Lottery officials that since she is on a fixed income she would be smart with her win. ”When you get pennies from heaven, you need to put it to good use. I’ve worked so hard all my life and I know the value of a dollar.” She plans to use the windfall to start a college fund for her two grandchildren. The winning ticket was purchased at the Card Boutique on East Drive in Arbutus.