Wins $50,000 on Super Bonus Crossword Scratch-Off
Her Super Bonus Crossword tickets sat for nearly a week before the Glen Burnie woman decided to scratch them yesterday. “I just bought a couple and put them aside,” said the unfazed winner. Though she plays only occasionally, this is the second large Lottery win for the widowed mother-of-three, who recounted nonchalantly that she had won $25,000 in 2004 on another scratch-off.
When asked how she responded to her most recent windfall, she said matter-of-factly, “I just said ‘Holy Cow.’” The National Security Agency employee, who was accompanied to Lottery Headquarters by one of her sons was alone when she scratched the ticket and double-checked it to verify her win. “I then had my son check it again,” she added.
While the lucky player showed little reaction to her newfound wealth, she was quite adamant about how she intends to spend her winnings. “I’m not paying bills,” she said. “I’m going to buy nice things.” A new rug will be among the nice things she wants to buy to fix up her home. The winning ticket was purchased at 5th Avenue Liquors, located at 508 South Crain Hwy. in Glen Burnie.