Lottery fan wins $20,000 prize days before her birthday
One lucky Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan enjoyed an unexpected birthday surprise this week. The Harford County resident won $20,000 on a $20,000,000 Cash Payout! scratch-off just days before her big celebration.
The 55-year-old encountered Lady Luck in Aberdeen after pumping gas at Aberdeen Crown. She went inside to pay and saw the scratch-offs in the station, which is located at 804 West Bel Air Road. Deciding to treat herself, the loyal Lottery player picked out the $20,000,000 Cash Payout! game and hoped her birthday would come early in the form of a winning scratch-off.
She took the $10 game home and sat down to play it. Could this instant ticket’s prize beat her previous top win of $100? After scratching off the entire instant ticket, she saw one of her numbers match the winning number of 45. The question was, how much did she win? The answer — $20,000 — was shocking!
The Havre de Grace woman immediately turned to her sister, asking her to check the instant ticket, too. Her sister, although in awe of the big win, wasn’t sure they were reading the scratch-off correctly. The sister asked their father to check, too, and he couldn’t believe the birthday gal’s Lottery luck!
The $20,000,000 Cash Payout! game still has three unclaimed $100,000 top prizes, eight more $20,000 prizes and 14 $10,000 prizes awaiting discovery.