Annapolis woman claims $10,000 prize on Emerald Riches scratch-off
An Annapolis man has showered his wife with green – dollars, that is, after buying and scratching off a winning Maryland Lottery Emerald Riches instant ticket. The lucky lady claimed the game’s $10,000 second-tier prize after her husband bought and scratched a batch of tickets. The winnings are all hers!
The journey that ended at Lottery headquarters began at Forest Drive Liquors in Annapolis, where the husband purchased four tickets for his wife on a Saturday. He scratched the tickets at home. Luck was on the couple’s side, because not only did they win $10,000, they also won $50 and $100 on the other tickets.
“I just could not believe this happened,” the 55-year-old woman said, recalling her skepticism after her husband phoned her with news of his winning ways. “I rushed home to see for myself,” she said, and she confirmed the win on the $10 scratch-off with her own eyes.
The mother and grandmother said she is still in shock and has not yet decided what she will do with the winnings. She did hint that a pamper-me day was in store.
The Emerald Riches ticket still has five $100,000 top-prize scratch-offs awaiting discovery in Maryland stores and six more $10,000 second-tier winners. Want to try your luck at Forest Drive Liquors? Head to 1910 Forest Drive in Annapolis.