Fort Washington Woman Knows Lottery Dreams Do Come True

Wins top prize playing $100,000 Lucky scratch-off

A 74-year-old Lottery fan who has dreamed of winning money saw those dreams come true last week. The Fort Washington resident played a $30 $100,000 Lucky instant ticket and scratched her way to the game’s $100,000 top prize.

The retired Washington, D.C. government employee, who now works part time in accounting, started on her journey to a big win while going to work. She stopped at a Giant to buy something for lunch along with Lottery games but the grocery’s self-serve Lottery vending machine was temporarily out of order. The determined player went across the street to 7-Eleven #23732, purchased her games there and then headed to work. Later, when she played her games, the loyal player realized the $100,000 Lucky scratch-off was a winner but she wasn’t sure of the size of the prize.

“I saw that I matched the five (winning number) and thought it was something small,” she said. “When I saw the $100,000 prize, I thought ‘This can’t be!’”

The skeptical winner decided to check her instant ticket by scanning it using the Lottery app on her phone. Sure enough, her prize was $100,000.

“I just sat there at my desk stunned,” she said. The lucky lady later shared news of her top-prize win with a co-worker and called her daughter, as well.

While claiming her $100,000 prize this week, the big winner said she plans to use the windfall to pay off bills, make home improvements and possibly buy a new car.

Sharing in the winner’s good fortune is 7-Eleven #23732 located at 9413 Livingston Road in Fort Washington. The Prince George’s County Lottery retailer that sold her the lucky scratch-off picks up a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off of $100,000. The bonus is equal to 1% of the prize.

Maybe there’s a small fortune waiting for you, too. The $100,000 Lucky instant ticket, which went on sale in September 2021 with more than 60 $100,000 top prizes, still has 45 top prizes awaiting discovery. Also remaining on the instant ticket are 28 $5,000 prizes and hundreds of thousands of others ranging from $30 to $500.