Matriarch scratches her way to $50,000 prize
A Montgomery County woman walked into her regular Maryland Lottery retailer with $5 and left as a $50,000 winner. After purchasing a $5 Lucky Numbers scratch-off and winning, “Sandy Land” immediately thought about helping others.
“Life is a circle,” said the mother of four. “It comes back to you.”
The fortunate Silver Spring resident got to the end of the third of three lines of scratch-off symbols on her game and immediately realized she won big. The 49-year-old grandmother of one revealed a 10X symbol over the prize amount of $5,000, making her $50,000 richer! “Sandy Land,” an insurance company employee, wants to make sure that the good energy or karma she received goes back into the world through good works.
“I know how it feels to have others help me, now I want to be the one to help others,” said “Sandy Land” with a big smile on her face. She already has plans to take a trip back to her native country of El Salvador to help move her uncle and his family to Maryland.
The owner of Rodman’s in Silver Spring also has reason to smile. The store located at 4301 Randolph Road in Montgomery County receives a bonus of $500 from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off. The bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize.
Only one of the original eight top prizes are unclaimed in the Lucky Numbers game. In addition, the instant ticket has three prizes remaining at the $5,000 level and four at the $1,000 level.