Birthday Surprise for Frederick Woman

Wins $50,000 Playing Instant Riches scratch-off

Preparing to turn 85 years of age is a huge milestone. Winning $50,000 days before the big occasion is jaw-dropping. “I was shocked,” said the lucky octogenarian.

The former school administrator stopped by her local gas station over the weekend and picked out an Instant Riches scratch-off to play.  When she realized she had a $50,000 winner, she described her reaction as disbelief.  “I’ve been playing your Lottery games since they first came out,” she told officials.  “I’ve won a little bit here and there, but this was the biggest by far.  What a great birthday gift.”

Today’s young-at-heart winner, who was accompanied by her son who is visiting from Florida to help celebrate the big occasion, intends to put her prize money in the bank. She may however use a small amount on her birthday festivities.  “I might go out for a little nicer dinner for my birthday, but nothing too fancy,” she said with a smile.

The winning ticket was purchased at Spring Ridge Exxon, located at 6067 Spring Ridge Pkwy in Frederick.