First-time Lottery Player Claims $50,000

Wins top prize on Holiday Times 10 scratch-off ticket

237-Holiday-Lucky-Times-10-ITVMWhen a Laurel woman walked into 7-Eleven to buy her 12-year-old daughter a Slurpee, something else caught her eye. Although she had never purchased any scratch-offs, she felt the urge to buy a couple Holiday Lucky Times 10 tickets.

“I knew my husband had played the Lottery, so I figured why not,” said the 36-year-old nurse.

After buying the tickets, she put them in her purse and forgot about them until the next morning, after her kids went to school.

“I scratched the tickets and couldn’t believe what I saw,” said the mother of three, recalling the moment she realized she had won a $50,000 top prize. “I ran to my husband’s home office to tell him the news.”

The happy couple plans on saving the money for their kids’ future education.

The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-Eleven located at 14001 Baltimore Ave. in Laurel. For selling the winning ticket, the store will receive a $500 bonus.

In addition to the $5 Holiday Lucky Times 10 game, there are four other holiday-themed scratch-offs available: $1 Penguin Doubler; $2 Cookies and Cash; $3 Tic Tac Dough and $10 Let It Snow Tripler. Non-winning holiday-themed tickets can be entered into a second-chance contest for the chance to win a Warehouse Dash trip-for-two to Chicago and cash prizes.