Cute is the “Ticket” to $50,000 win

Lisa Giacobbe - Super Gems

Lisa Giacobbe is super excited about her Super Gems scratch-off win.

Jarrettsville woman claims top prize on $50,000 Super Gems scratch-off

Lisa Giacobbe from Jarrettsville has some very exacting criteria for choosing her Maryland Lottery scratch-offs — “I like cute tickets,” said the mother-of-one. “That’s basically how I pick my tickets. I saw Super Gems and thought ‘how cute.’”

It was back in July when Lisa was doing some grocery shopping that the scratch-off caught her eye. “I liked the diamonds,” said Lisa. She bought just one Super Gems ticket, which she scratched later at home. “Originally, I didn’t think that it was a winner. It seemed too easy,” she said.

Skeptical, yet curious, Lisa went to a nearby Royal Farms store to have the clerk check her ticket. When the scanner read repeatedly “Go to Lottery Headquarters” Lisa knew she was a winner. Upon receiving the news, her husband questioned, “Are you sure?” “I’m 100% certain,” replied Lisa.

The owner of Power Cleaning, a commercial cleaning company, intends to put her winnings in the bank and will continue her typical Lottery play. Her big win has also inspired her friends and family to join in the Lottery fun. “Everyone I know is playing now,” said Lisa. “They all think they’re going to win.”  The winning ticket was sold at Safeway, located at 10335 Reisterstown Rd. in Owings Mills.