Lady Luck finds “Lucky Lady” of Washington D.C. while the mom was grocery shopping.
Lottery fan finds $50,000 win on $20 scratch-off
Butter, milk, eggs and a Maryland Lottery scratch-off were the must-get items on “Lucky Lady’s” grocery list when she walked into Giant #341 in Oxon Hill. “I walked into the grocery store, saw the (Lottery vending) machine and someone was at it and said, ‘Nah,’ ” said the Washington, D.C. resident. “ As I was walking past it, while leaving, no one was there so I said, ‘Why not!’ ”
“Lucky Lady” put her groceries in the car and sat down to scratch off the 100x the Cash instant ticket.
“I was scratching the ticket and saw the first number matched mine,” she said. “I saw I won $50 and said, ‘All right, I made my gas money back!’ I continued to scratch off the rest of the ticket and the second number matched another one of my numbers. I saw I won $1,000 and I said, ‘Ok, now.’ By the time I got to the end of the ticket, I won $50,000 and just put my hand on my head in shock and awe.”
With the ticket still in her hand, the 38-year-old mother drove home and put the $20 scratch-off in a secure place until she could claim the prize at Lottery headquarters.
“I play scratch-offs and have won $50 here and there, but this is my biggest win to date!” reported “Lucky Lady.” She plans to put her prize into savings for her sons’ futures and is considering getting something nice for them, too.
The 100X the Cash game gives you 30 chances to win prizes of up to $1,000,000! There are still three remaining $1 million top prizes available, four more $50,000 prizes and 23 $10,000 prizes. A member of the Lottery’s multiplier family of scratch-off games, the 100x The Cash game is joined by 5x The Cash and 50x The Cash scratch-offs.