Frederick County resident Patricia Knight claims Double Take top prize
Claims top prize of $100,000 on Double Take scratch-off
Patricia Knight of Ijamsville dispatches trucks full of stone all over Maryland for a living. When the quarry dispatcher arrived at Lottery headquarters with her husband and a winning scratch-off in hand, she could have easily filled one of those trucks with her $100,000 prize on a Double Take scratch-off.
Her good fortune began when Patricia stopped in at her favorite Lottery retailer to buy some scratch-off tickets. She found herself with an extra $5. What should she do with the cash? The lucky woman decided to buy a $5 Double Take scratch-off. She scratched off her tickets in the store and found herself holding a $100,000 winner.
“I didn’t react at all when I won,” the 59-year-old told Lottery officials. “My celebration was all on the inside, nobody in the store knew.”
The Frederick County resident’s win became very real when she left the building, though.
“The excitement hit me in the car,” she said. “I drove straight home – very carefully – to tell my husband.”
Patricia plans to use some of her winnings to visit her pregnant daughter who lives out of state. “I need to be there for the delivery and had been worrying about how to afford the trip,” she said. “I guess I can stop worrying.”
The Knights have three children, four (soon to be five) grandkids and two great-grandchildren. “We’re all going to have a great Christmas, that’s for sure,” she said.
Lottery luck found Patricia at Travilah Beer & Wine at 10046 Darnestown Road in Rockville. One of the three Double Take $100,000 top-prize winning tickets is still in stores as well as seven of the game’s 13 $5,000 second-tier prizes.