A Cambridge mother and grandmother credits her husband for a $100,000 Lottery win, because he’s the one who introduced her to the WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ . Though she loves scratch-off tickets and plays them regularly, were it not for her husband’s fortuitous purchase, she might still be waiting for her big payday.
“He knows I enjoy the scratch tickets,” the 61-year-old Dorchester County homemaker said of her husband. “So he gets me one or two sometimes, when he sees them in the store.” Having won a smaller prize with the first WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ he bought for her, she has stuck with the popular $10 scratch-off. “I keep winning with this Golden Ticket, even $1,000 once!”
On July 7, our Eastern Shore winner stopped at the Cambridge Sunoco station at 2903 Ocean Gateweay to look for her favorite game. When she returned home and scratched the ticket, she was initially disappointed to see only one matching number. But then she was stunned to see all of the zeros that were revealed when she scratched the prize amount.
“I didn’t believe my eyes,” she said, adding that she proceeded to jump in the car, drive to her husband’s office and call him on her cell phone from the parking lot. When he came outside, she showed him the lucky ticket. “He looked at it and said to me, ‘You know you won $100,000, right?’ Then I started to believe.”
With plenty of time to think about it over the weekend – the lucky winner arrived at Lottery headquarters on July 9 saying she hadn’t slept a wink since her big win – Willy Wonka’s biggest fan lists home repair, a new car and sharing with her family among the plans for her $100,000 win.
The WILLY WONKA GOLDEN TICKET™ launched in April, and five of its $100,000 top prizes remain unclaimed, along with five $10,000 prizes and thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000. Players can enter their non-winning tickets from this game in a second-chance promotion. Six second-chance winners will receive a trip to Las Vegas, where they will participate in a game-show style event in which they will have the chance to win up to $1 billion. Visit www.mdlottery.com/goldenticket for details.