Lady Luck Dishes Out $100,000 Prize to Silver Spring Caterer

Winner claims top prize on In the Money instant ticket

A lucky Silver Spring woman who spends much of her time in the kitchen preparing meals is now preparing for an appetizing boost to her bank account. She won a $100,000 prize on a $10 In the Money scratch-off.

The 44-year-old found her lucky instant ticket at Del Mercado Exxon located at 2201 Bel Pre Road in Silver Spring, where she frequently stops on her way home from work. She bought two In the Money scratch-offs and three of the new Frogger instant tickets, which offer a second-chance promotion.

It’s only fitting that she revealed her $100,000 top prize while at home cooking dinner. The Montgomery County resident also won $43 on the Frogger games. Soon after her discovery, she phoned her mother to share the great news.

When asked of her plans for her prize, the happy winner said that she will purchase a new home and continue taking care of her beloved niece and nephews.

The $10 In the Money instant ticket went on sale in February with eight $100,000 top prizes; five remain along with seven unclaimed $20,000 prizes and 18 unclaimed $10,000 prizes. Her lucky Montgomery County retailer, Del Mercado Exxon, will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for its role in selling a top-prize winning scratch-off of $100,000.