Holiday Gift Delivers Surprise for Easton Family

A $50,000 Super Cash top-prize win brings Christmas joy to Easton’s Deidre Stokes.

Occasional Lottery player scratches her way to $50,000 Super Cash top prize

Deirdre Stokes typically buys scratch-off tickets only around Christmas, she told Lottery officials on Thursday after crossing the bridge to claim a big prize at Lottery headquarters. Only when planning holiday gifts for friends and family do they even enter her mind. This is likely to change, now that she won a $50,000 Super Cash scratch-off top prize.

“I bought several different tickets for gifts,” the Talbot County resident reported. “It was just random luck that the Super Cash ticket ended up in my husband’s stocking.”

The 51-year-old attorney, wife and mother described the scene when the ticket revealed its true identity as one of utter shock. “When my husband scratched it and said we’d won $50,000, I knew he must be joking or reading the rules incorrectly. There was just no way.”

Even after scanning the Super Cash ticket at a Lottery retailer and talking to the staff there, Deirdre still didn’t believe it. In fact, it was not until well into the claiming process a few days later in Baltimore that she fully accepted that lottery luck had found her family.

“We maybe went a bit overboard on Christmas this year which had me a little worried. This sure changes that,” Deirdre shared. “This win also makes our upcoming college tuition bills less of a scary thought for us.”

This Christmas surprise in Easton came courtesy of the Giant supermarket at 8223 Elliott Road in Easton. The holiday is a little brighter for Giant as well. They earned a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize winning scratch-off.

The $5 Super Cash ticket debuted last month. Earlier this week, a Fort Washington woman also claimed a $50,000 top prize from the Super Cash scratch-off. That winning ticket was at Clinton Mart at 9707 Brandywine Rd. in Clinton.