Odenton Woman Chalks Up Her Biggest Win to Date

Claims $50,000 Crossword Multiplier Scratch-off Prize

Shannon Haught - Crossword MultiplierShannon Haught is a big fan of Lottery play. “I play a lot and I win a lot,” said the divorced mother-of-three. In fact, when the 46-year-old called her oldest son in tears to share the news of her $50,000 scratch-off win, his response was, “It doesn’t surprise me.”

The paralegal stopped on her way home from work yesterday to purchase two Crossword Multiplier scratch-offs. She was home alone when she scratched the winning ticket. “I started screaming and crying,” said Shannon. “I was so excited when I called my daughter that she couldn’t understand me. I finally said very slowly, ‘I W-O-N $50,000.”

Her windfall isn’t Shannon’s only reason for celebration. The 46-year-old will be welcoming her first grandchild any day now. Shannon moved back to Maryland just two weeks ago from Vermont to be close to her children and the family’s soon-to-be new addition. Prior to living in New England, she also resided in Iraq where she served as a legal contractor.

The happy winner will continue her Lottery play and “hopes to be back in the Winners’ Lounge soon.” Shannon will use her prize money to pay bills and share with her children. Shannon purchased her winning scratch-off at Jessup Shell, located at 2753 Annapolis Rd. in Hanover.