Baltimore City resident “Little T” plans to use her $100,000 Mega 7s win to buy a new home and car.
Baltimore grandmother claims fourth top prize on $10 scratch-off
A Baltimore City resident just won the fourth of nine $100,000 top prizes on the Maryland Lottery’s mega-sized Mega 7s instant ticket.
The anonymous winner known as “Little T” came to Lottery headquarters with her daughter. The pair sat together in the Winner’s Circle, sharing a laugh.
“When I found out I won,” “Little T” said, still laughing, “I ran home and sang ‘We’re in the money, we’re in the money” over and over again!”
The 61-year-old winner had her day planned and winning a $100,000 prize wasn’t on the agenda. She planned to wake up and ride city buses to go to the doctor’s office. However, before she caught the bus, “Little T” ran into Smith’s Place in Baltimore to grab a scratch-off. After she paid for her Mega 7s instant ticket, the grandmother of seven climbed aboard her bus and began scratching the game off. The mother of three couldn’t believe her eyes.
In fact, “Little T” was so in shock that she had the bus stop, jumped off and ran to the nearest Lottery retailer to scan her instant ticket. The loyal Pick 3 and Pick 4 player scanned it not once, but twice to be sure she was the $100,000 winner! Then, she caught another bus, stuffed her winning scratch-off into her pocket and made it to her doctor’s appointment on time.
This isn’t the retired city worker’s first big win. A few years ago, “Little T” won $10,000 on a crossword scratch-off and $1,000 on the retired 5 Card Cash game.
“This is the luckiest woman I know,” said “Little T’s” daughter.
The oversized $10 Mega 7s instant ticket offers extended fun because it features four games in the play area: Sapphire 7s, Emerald 7s, Ruby 7s and Diamond 7s. Our Baltimore winner found her big prize in the Diamond 7s game when she revealed an instant-win symbol. The 18-year Lottery player scratched the rest of the box and revealed the $100,000 prize.
“Little T” is currently renting her living quarters and plans to use some of the winnings from her lucky instant ticket as a down payment on a house. She also plans to buy a car so that she doesn’t have to take the bus to her important doctor appointments.
Also with reason to celebrate is her lucky Lottery retailer. Smith’s Place is located at 2006 Harford Road in Baltimore. The Baltimore City business will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning instant ticket.