Nottingham resident Kristy Sauer celebrates her $10,000 Diamond Spectacular scratch-off win!
Takes home $10,000 prize on Diamond Spectacular scratch-off
Last Friday, Kristy Sauer of Nottingham was excited about cashing in a $20 winning Diamond Spectacular scratch-off she had purchased earlier in the week. When she stopped at Northwind Liquors after work to buy a bottle of wine, Kristy planned to cash in her ticket and leave with the extra cash.
“While I was at the store, I decided to use that $20 to purchase another Diamond Spectacular ticket,” the 44-year-old told Lottery officials. “I exchanged the ticket and headed home.”
After parking her car at home, the Nottingham resident decided to scratch off the ticket while still in the vehicle. The mother of three couldn’t believe what she saw next.
“I had to keep reading over the ticket to believe that I really won $10,000,” Kristy said. “I think I’m still in shock. I keep waiting for someone here at the Lottery to tell me that it’s a mistake.”
Prior to this win, the biggest prize this occasional scratch-off player had ever won was $50. The $10,000 prize arrives at a great time because the Baltimore County resident is planning a baby shower for her daughter, who is pregnant with the winner’s first grandchild. Kristy will use her prize toward the cost of the party and to pay bills.
Northwind Liquors is located at 3005 Northwind Road in Carney. The Diamond Spectacular scratch-off has one more $1 million unclaimed top prize, four more $50,000 prizes and 13 more $10,000 prizes. Players can also seek out the hundreds of thousands of prizes between $20 and $5,000 remaining.