Lottery Week Free Ticket Promotion Gives Player a $50,000 Prize

Montgomery County woman finds lucky win on Pick 5 quick-pick ticket

Back in July, the Maryland Lottery launched a promotion called Lottery Week. Those who played any draw or FAST PLAY game from July 16-22 might receive a free Lottery ticket. A lucky Bethesda woman not only won a free Pick 5 ticket but also scored a $50,000 prize on the ticket.

The 64-year-old found her Lottery luck waiting at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service, which is located at 5234 River Road in Bethesda. She frequently goes there to play her favorite Lottery games. The lucky lady told Lottery officials that she rarely checks her tickets soon after buying them. But on July 20, she received the free Pick 5 ticket for that evening’s drawing. She decided to check the ticket later to see if she won anything. The Montgomery County resident thought she had matched a few numbers, but was unsure. A scan of the ticket’s prize check area quickly confirmed the big win.

Although excited, the happy lady kept quiet upon learning of her $50,000 windfall. She plans to use her winnings to pay bills, donate to a charity of her choice and possibly take a vacation. She usually works temporary part-time jobs, which often consists of elder care. When she’s not working or playing Lottery games, the winner enjoys reading a good book.

Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service can also celebrate. The Montgomery County store receives a $500 bonus from the Lottery for its role in selling a $50,000 Pick 5 winning ticket.