Baltimore educator savors $50,000 win on scratch-off
A Baltimore woman had good reason to enter Maryland Lottery headquarters with the excitement of a contestant on “The Price is Right” game show. The dancing mother of three was claiming the $50,000 top prize on The Price is Right® scratch-off!
This “Lucky Lady” bought her ticket Sunday night from Royal Farms #48 in Baltimore. She stopped there to use the ATM, but decided to buy The Price is Right scratch-off because she had won $25 on the game the week before.
The “Lucky Lady” waited to play her $5 instant ticket until she arrived home. She scratched the winning numbers first and then the wheel numbers, leaving the prize amounts for last. “When I saw the 50 and then a comma, I paused and thought, ‘This can’t be real,’ ” she said.
The educator continued to scratch across the game’s surface to reveal what she had suspected, a $50,000 top prize. “I had to go in the bathroom where the light is better just to make sure I was seeing it correctly,” said “Lucky Lady.” Excited and shaking, the winner shared the news with a few family members and hid the ticket in her Bible.
Once she calmed down a bit, “Lucky Lady” went to the Lottery’s website to see what to do next. It informed her to come to Lottery headquarters to claim the prize, which she did in the company of her daughter and aunt. “We are so happy for her,” they said.
The “Lucky Lady” said the prize will first go toward much-needed school supplies. Next on her list is buying a new washer and dryer and paying off her car.
The lucky Lottery retailer also gets to join in the fun. Royal Farms #48 located at 4045 Wilkens Avenue will receive a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket. There are still plenty of unclaimed prizes remaining in the game, which has a second-chance contest. Players can enter non-winning The Price is Right scratch-offs into drawings to win $50,000 in cash. Enter through My Lottery Rewards; the next deadline to enter is July 27.