Grandmother Seeing Green with $10,000 Scratch-off Win

Forest Hill resident ready for holiday shopping courtesy of Triple Green Crossword

277-Triple-Green-Crossword-ITVM_P1-blueNadean of Forest Hill favors Maryland Lottery crossword scratch-offs over other types of instant tickets for two reasons. First, searching for words in the puzzles helps keep her mind keen, she said. Plus, much to her surprise, the Triple Green Crossword game just filled her wallet with green!

The grandmother of two won $10,000 on the $5 game, thanks to a suggestion from her son who is a seasoned scratch-off winner. He encouraged her to buy the game when the two of them stopped at Rock Spring Sunoco at 1467 Rock Spring Road in Bel Air.

“He plays a lot and he said, ‘Get this ticket,’” she said. Nadean followed his suggestion because she is an occasional player and hadn’t tried her luck recently. They left with her scratch-off and continued running errands until around 4 p.m., when she sat down at home to enjoy some crossword scratch-off fun. She knew she matched a lot of words and handed her instant ticket over to her son so he could check it.

“I thought it was only $1,000,” he said. Using the My Lottery Rewards app on his smartphone, he scanned the ticket’s barcode and discovered his mom was a $10,000 winner.

Nadean, who works for H&R Block and as a men’s hair replacement specialist, plans to spend her prize on bills and holiday shopping.

The Triple Green Crossword game has three unclaimed $50,000 top prizes and seven more $10,000 prizes, in addition to thousands of other prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.