Claims top prize on $100,000 Lucky scratch-off
She’s a stay-at-home mother living with her family in a small Wicomico County town, and she’s a Lottery luck magnet. Amazingly, the $100,000 scratch-off prize she was in Baltimore to claim last week is her third win of at least $100,000 in the last five years.
When asked about her extraordinary run of luck, the 30-year-old replied with one word – research.
“My husband and I do the work on your website,” she explained to Lottery officials. “We figure out which scratch-off games have been on sale for a long time but still have a lot of big-money prizes.”
This method led her to the $100,000 Lucky game when she stopped at Goose Creek #03 convenience store and gas station in Mardela Springs. The $30 instant ticket debuted last September and still has more than 40 top prizes available.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw how much I’d won,” said the Eastern Shore woman. “I immediately called my husband and said, ‘We did it again.’” Asked if she was accustomed to the excitement surrounding the giant win after her two previous experiences, she said, “Are you kidding? This is as crazy as it was the other times. It’s unbelievable!”
The winner admitted that, despite the research behind her selection of her lucky game, pure luck and pure superstition led her to select Goose Creek #03 to be her Lottery retailer. “I knew that they sold a big ticket a few weeks ago,” she said. “I hoped that there was still some luck hanging around there.”
The winner plans to put her latest prize in the bank. “We know how lucky we are. This money, as was the case with our other big wins, will be there for our children. We’re taking good care of it.”
The management at Goose Creek #03 located at 24948 Ocean Gateway in Mardela Springs received a $1,000 bonus for selling the top-prize winning $100,000 Lucky scratch-off.