Following Friend’s Advice Leads to $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Mom claims $100,000 top prize on Ravens X10 instant ticket

A lucky Washington, D.C. resident is sure glad she followed the advice of a friend and bought a few Maryland Lottery scratch-offs. The mother of four, who rarely plays Lottery games, decided to add a few instant tickets to her gas purchase that day at Xtra Fuel in Berwyn Heights.

Looking over her game options, the player randomly chose two of the $5 Ravens X10 instant tickets. The happy 46-year-old came out of the retailer with a $100,000 winner.

“I was so excited, I couldn’t believe it,” she said. The occasional player has won $1 or $2 here and there and this is her first big payout. Both the winner and a daughter who accompanied her to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize say they will now keep playing Lottery games.

The happy-go-lucky woman has worked as a program director for an after-school program for the past five years. She plans to use her winnings for a fun-filled family vacation.

Xtra Fuel will also get a small piece of the fortune. The Prince George’s County retailer located at 5919 Greenbelt Road will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off.