Takes home $100,000 Blingo Bingo top prize
When the Frederick woman walked into the Lottery’s Winners’ Lounge with her sister and brother-in-law, she experienced déjà vu. Almost one year ago exactly, she entered the same room, with the same people, to claim a $10,000 prize. This time though, her prize was much larger as she won $100,000 playing Blingo Bingo.
The nurse’s aide, who works overnight shifts, had decided to stop at a local CVS on her way home one morning to get a beverage. After leaving the store, she ran next door to Jefferson Street Exxon to buy a Maryland Lottery scratch-off.
“I only bought one that day,” said the 62-year-old. “I took it home to scratch it and had to look at it five or six times to see if it was really a $100,000 winner!”
With no current plans for her big win, the happy winner will put the money in the bank. The lucky store also wins. For selling the winning scratch-off, the Frederick County retailer located at 400 S. Jefferson St. in Frederick will receive a $1,000 bonus. The Blingo Bingo game has two $100,000 top prizes remaining.
Frederick has been a lucky Lottery county this spring. Since the beginning of April, Lottery retailers in that county have sold 11 winning tickets of $10,000 or higher.