Mother-Daughter Pastime Delivers $30K Prize

Andrea Wilson - Tripling Star CrosswordA 28-year-old federal worker and her mother are still celebrating after winning a $30,000 Tripling Star Crossword scratch-off top prize. Bowie resident Andrea Wilson and her mother are regular scratch-off players.

On this particular day, Andrea’s mother purchased a few scratch-offs for each of them. As Andrea scratched her crossword ticket, they counted the words together. When her mom counted ten words on the ticket she called out to Andrea. “I think you’ve got it,” said her mom.

The lucky winner is in the process of purchasing a condo. “The win came at a perfect time,” said Andrea.  She says she will use the prize money for a down payment on the property. She’s also planning to purchase a car for her mother.  The winning ticket was purchased at Free State Liquors on Annapolis Road in Bowie.