Itchy Hands Lead to Purchase of $50,000 Winning Scratch-off

Baltimore’s “Lucy and the Girls” celebrate a $50,000 scratch-off win.

Winning Streak game delivers prize to Baltimore woman

Three of “Lucy’s” adult daughters had itchy hands on the same day. According to this Baltimore family’s superstitions, that means Lottery luck is about to call. So, “Lucy” headed straight to her favorite Lottery retailer when one of her daughters gave her cash to buy her a Maryland Lottery scratch-off.

That decision made the daughter $50,000 richer! The lucky woman won a $50,000 top prize on the Winning Streak scratch-off selected by her mom. “I’m still in shock,” the winner said.

When “Lucy” arrived at Dundalk Citgo in Baltimore, a clerk suggested she purchase a $5 Winning Streak scratch-off. Remembering that she won $500 last month playing a scratch-off the clerk recommended, “Lucy” followed the suggestion. She bought the instant ticket and took it home to her daughter, a 36-year-old mother of two.

“Mom, look!” the winning daughter recalls saying after scratching off the instant ticket. “Look, I won!” But “Lucy” wasn’t so sure until she checked the scratch-off using the Maryland Lottery app. “Lucy” then hid the scratch-off until her lucky daughter and two of her sisters could make the trip to Lottery headquarters together to claim the prize. “Mom hid the ticket under her pillow,” said one of the sisters. “Nobody messes with mom!”

The four women danced into the Lottery Winner’s Circle and hugged each other before sharing the story of their brush with Lottery luck. Both “Lucy” and the winner welled up with tears of happiness, saying the prize will help the entire family. The winner, who works in retail, plans to use her windfall to send “Lucy” and her husband on a cruise and help “Lucy’s” eight grandchildren financially. She will also save some of the prize for the future.

The Winning Streak game is still packed with prizes. There are two more unclaimed $50,000 top prizes along with hundreds of thousands of other prizes ranging from $5 to $5,000.

Also in the money is the lucky Lottery retailer. For selling a top-prize scratch-off in the game, Dundalk Citgo at 1111 Dundalk Avenue in Baltimore earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.