Claims $30,000 Prize on Maryland Lottery I Heart Crossword Instant Ticket
A Middletown woman who loves playing the Maryland Lottery’s I Heart Crossword scratch-off saw her loyalty pay off big time. The loyal Lottery player often found luck with the black and red ticket that arrived in stores in February but she really ‘hearts’ the game now. She found a $30,000 winning ticket!
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw that I had won,” she said.
The lucky lady showed the ticket she bought at the Middletown High’s store to her husband, who was equally surprised and happy. She then stashed the scratch-off in her purse for safekeeping. The duo quickly made the hour-long drive into Baltimore to claim their top prize, anxious to have the ticket out of their hands.
“We haven’t told anyone,” the Frederick County woman said. “We might tell our children at some point.”
They also are not sure how they will spend the top prize, which was one of three on the ticket. One $30,000 top prize remains unclaimed along with four second-tier $5,000 prizes. One thing is certain: our 69-year-old winner will continue to play her I Heart Crossword scratch-offs!
The woman found her Lottery luck at Highs #013 located at 4301 Old National Pike in Middletown. For selling a top-tier ticket, the retailer will receive a $300 bonus from the Lottery.