Claims $100,000 prize on scratch-off
A very lucky lady from Hurlock who found a $100,000 top prize on a Terrific 10s scratch-off will tell you she was not lucky — she was just on time.
“On Time Chica,” a name she chose to keep her win anonymous, recalls being out one evening in early January when she stopped at Riverside Market in Salisbury for a few items. While there, the Eastern Shore resident picked up the lucky $10 Terrific 10s scratch-off because she had won small prizes on the fun game in the past.
After the purchase, “On Time Chica” scratched the instant ticket off in the car. Like many players, she first scratched the ticket to check for winning number matches before revealing prize amounts beneath those numbers. She had no matches, but she did reveal a 10X symbol. The Dorchester County resident scratched the prize area beneath the symbol and revealed a $10,000 prize.
“I knew that meant I won $100,000, but it just didn’t seem real,” said “On Time Chica.” “I never thought this would happen to me”
The 62-year-old went back into the retailer, who confirmed her big prize. “On Time Chica” then proceeded home. She shared the great news with her adult children and put the instant ticket in a safe place until she could claim the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Her children gave her the best advice, to sign the scratch-off immediately, which she did.
“On Time Chica” said she is feeling grateful about her big win. She believes it was meant to be and that she was in the right place at the right time. “I don’t believe in luck,” she said. “When it’s your time, it’s your time and I was right on time.” “On Time Chica” plans to use her winnings to pay off some bills and to help her daughters.
The Wicomico County retailer that sold the winning instant ticket can also celebrate. Riverside Market located at 519 Riverside Drive in Salisbury will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $100,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.
There are still many prizes remaining on the Terrific 10s scratch-off including five more $100,000 top prizes, nine $20,000 prizes and hundreds of thousand of prizes ranging from $10 to $10,000.