First-Time Lottery Player Wins Big on Mother’s Day

Pay Me! scratch-off delivers $50,000 top prize

A first-time scratch-off player from Germantown could not believe her beginner’s luck with a Maryland Lottery instant ticket appropriately named Pay Me! It did!

The pharmacy supervisor is $50,000 richer since encountering Lottery luck at Cana Beer & Wine in Germantown. The 26-year-old was shopping for wine to celebrate Mother’s Day with her mom when she decided to buy her first scratch-off. Later, in a room packed with family members, friends, and loved ones, the shocked young woman scratched her way to the jaw-dropping $50,000 win!

“At first, I thought someone was playing a joke on me,” she said. “When I found out that the ticket was real, I was in complete disbelief. Not only did I win big but I won big on my first try. I love the Maryland Lottery!”

The very excited winner plans to spend some of her prize on a preplanned trip to her native country of Honduras. “I want to buy a summer home there as well,” she said. “I usually visit family and friends several times a year and now I’ll have a place to stay.”

The Pay Me! scratch-off is still packed with lucky wins. There are two more unclaimed $50,000 top prizes and six $5,000 prizes available, in addition to thousands of other prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.

For selling the top-prize scratch-off in the Pay Me! game, the lucky retailer is also a winner. The Lottery will give the store located at 13505 Clopper Road in Germantown a $500 bonus.