Eastern Shore ‘Money Mama’ Sharing $50,000 Scratch-off Prize with Others

A $50,000 scratch-off win brought “Money Mama” of Easton and her granddaughter to Baltimore.

Easton resident wins second-tier prize on Money Rush instant ticket

A Talbot County woman is calling herself “Money Mama” after scratching her way to a lucky $50,000 win on a Money Rush scratch-off. The 67-year-old was home when she realized she won the $10 game’s top prize.

“I glanced down at my ticket,” she said. “I went back and forth and I saw my number 26 was listed with $50,000 next to it. I was like, ‘Wow!’”

“Money Mama,” who has six grandchildren, said some of the prize will go to them. The Eastern Shore player stopped by Lottery headquarters this week to claim her prize, accompanied by one of her grandchildren. She found her lucky scratch-off at U 5 Foods located at 47 South Washington Street in Easton.

When not winning at Lottery games, “Money Mama” loves to volunteer at nursing homes and senior centers and help young children. The Easton resident said some of her winnings will also go to help some of the places where she volunteers.

“I like to help out. I like to help people,” she said. “I like to make things better around my community.”

Many $100,000 top prizes remain in the Money Rush game. There are still five of the eight top prizes of $100,000 awaiting discovery along with four second-tier prizes of $50,000 and 18 $10,000 prizes. The game went on sale in July and is packed with lower-level prizes, too, ranging from $10 to $1,000.