Claims top prize with taxes paid on $5 game
Being thrifty isn’t just a good idea, it’s a lifestyle for one Pasadena woman. In addition to spending wisely, the Dollar General clerk helps others do so as she scans the inexpensive items that advance down her checkout conveyor belt. The dollar store diva’s decision to part with just a few dollars for several $5 Extreme Green scratch-offs sent her home with a nifty thrifty $50,000 Lottery payday.
The lucky lady has worked more than 25 years in retail and now wields a scanner at an area Dollar General. She purchased her scratch-offs on the way home from work at the Giant in Glen Burnie while picking up items for a Pork Adobo recipe. “I had some change left over and purchased some tickets from a vending machine and then scratched them in the parking lot,” she said.
The loyal player was in her car when she revealed three top-prize amounts and won the game’s $50,000 taxes-paid prize. “I thought my eyes were playing with me,” she said.
To confirm the win, the Anne Arundel County resident checked the ticket with a co-worker and then called her husband to share news of her good fortune.
The winner says the prize was her largest win to date. She plans to use her windfall to pay off her credit card and car loan and add to her savings account. The taxes-paid feature on the game means the Lottery pays the winner’s taxes on the prize so the winner pockets the entire $50,000.
She found her lucky winning ticket at Giant located at 7383 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie. The store also shares in the fun, receiving a $500 retailer bonus for selling the $50,000 top-prize winning ticket in the game.