Claims top prize in $250,000 Gold Rush game
A new place to live, a better vehicle and a vacation trip to Paris are all possible now that Baltimore’s “Super Mom” won a $250,000 top prize on a $250,000 Gold Rush scratch-off. She can follow the game’s slogan and “Live the Gold Life!”
The grandmother, nicknamed “Super Mom” to tell her winning Lottery story, said she initially had no plan to buy scratch-offs when she stopped at Canton BP in Baltimore. She stopped only to gas up her vehicle and go straight to work.
“As soon as I walked in, I thought maybe I should play Pick 3, 4, and 5, which I did,” said the weekly Lottery player. “Then, I saw the $10 scratch-off and I told the attendant to give me two.”
Little did the mother of three know that she just hit it big. “Super Mom” continued on to work and later, during a break, scratched off her instant tickets. On one of the games, she matched one of the winning numbers with a “31” in the first row and beneath it, revealed a $250,000 prize.
“Super Mom” couldn’t believe what she was seeing and a rush of emotions overcame her. The grandmother of eight started to cry while phoning her daughter. She was so excited that she didn’t even finish scratching off the game. As the close-to-retirement healthcare worker waited for her daughter to answer the phone, she started to think of all the things she could do with $250,000.
First, the 64-year-old plans to move out of her current quarters and get her own place. Then, she wants to upgrade her current car to a newer model. Last but not least, she is most enthusiastic about going on vacation to Paris, which is one of her dream destinations.
Also celebrating “Super Mom’s” huge win is her new favorite Lottery retailer, Canton BP. The Baltimore City store located at 4700 O’Donnell Street receives a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling a winning scratch-off worth $100,000 or more.
The $10 $250,000 Gold Rush game went on sale Feb. 21 along with a $30 game, the $2,000,000 Gold Rush with a $2 million top prize. Both games still have top prizes remaining.