Gaithersburg Gal Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend with Big Win

Claims $30,000 top prize on Bonus Crossword scratch-off

137-Bonus-Crossword-ITVMAlthough a couple of weeks had passed since she purchased her $30,000 winning Bonus Crossword scratch-off, a Montgomery County woman was just as excited when she claimed her top prize as she was the day she won.

The lucky Lottery player had purchased three Maryland Lottery scratch-offs at Quick Convenient Mart in Gaithersburg and took them home to play. The 28-year-old wanted to stick to her routine for playing the Lottery’s crossword scratch-offs.

“I always keep a piece of paper nearby and write down the words as I complete them,” the Gaithersburg resident told Lottery officials. “I couldn’t believe it when I saw how many words I completed this time.”

To win the $30,000 top prize, a player must complete 10 words on the ticket. The avid crossword and bingo scratch-off fan plans to pay bills with her prize and put the rest of the money in the bank.

Quick Convenient Mart located at 8441 A Snouffer School Road will receive a $300 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize ticket in the game.

This $30,000 prize was the last remaining top prize on the $3 Bonus Crossword ticket.