Essex Woman’s Favorite Scratch-off Game Pays Off Again

After winning $30,000 and $5,000, Constance Majer of Essex just loves the Bonus Crossword scratch-off game.

Wins $30,000 top prize on Bonus Crossword instant ticket

Constance Majer’s plans for a calm, quiet evening after a long shift at work were dashed by a winning scratch-off purchased the previous day. The $3 game introduced $30,000 worth of welcome mayhem into her night.

“I love all of the Lottery’s crossword tickets, but especially this one,” the Essex resident told officials on Tuesday, referring to the Bonus Crossword game. “I pick one up almost every time I’m in a convenience store.”

The 24-year-old warmed to the game several months ago when she won its second-tier prize of $5,000. “I’ve continued buying the tickets, but I never really expected to win anything close to what I already had.”

Constance was shocked by her $30,000 top-prize win. “I started yelling, then crying. My family came running, but they didn’t believe it when I told them.”

The Home Depot employee plans to pay off debt and share her good fortune with her family. She also plans to stick with crossword scratch-offs. “Keep making them and I’ll keep playing them.”

The yellow, third edition of the Bonus Crossword game appeared on Lottery retailers’ shelves in February. After Constance’s big win, two $30,000 top prizes remain in circulation along with 10 $5,000 prizes. Her lucky retailer, Essex Fuel Mart at 220 Eastern Boulevard, earns a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize winning scratch-off.