Best Birthday Ever: Lucky Woman Blows Out Candles on $10,000 Prize

Celebrating in style: Ashley Hoover of Dundalk won a $10,000 scratch-off prize on her 18th birthday!

Dundalk resident wins $10,000 scatch-off prize on 18th birthday

For Dundalk resident Ashley Hoover, April 19 was truly a time for celebration.  Turning 18, she has many exciting opportunities on the horizon, but she probably didn’t expect that she’d be collecting a substantial Lottery prize as she blew out her birthday candles. A lucky $10 Maximum Jackpot scratch-off given to her by her father was one of the first gifts she received on her special day. And it delivered a $10,000 prize.

The excitement was still fresh for Ashley and her family when they visited Lottery headquarters and recounted the details. Her father joined the group remotely, enjoying the win via Facetime video conference. They explained how an ordinary birthday turned extraordinary by adding a little scratch-off fun. When Ashley scratched off her ticket, she revealed a series of prizes and one “Win All” spot, telling her that she had won all of the prizes – a total of $10,000.

The moment she realized that she was a big winner was almost too good to be true.

“I thought my eyes were going crazy,” Ashley said. “I didn’t think it was really real.”

The hard-working high school senior, said she is dedicated to laying a solid foundation for her future. She has a part-time job as a server, and is a full-time mother to her 3-month-old son. She is scheduled to graduate later this year and is planning to study nursing at Towson University. For now, she says she plans to follow the advice of an uncle who told her to save her Lottery winnings for the future.

The lucky ticket was purchased at the US Fuel filling station located at 5901 Greenbelt Road in Berwyn Heights. The lucky location was also site of a $50,000 Powerball win in January.