Loyal player wins with Cash Money Blowout game
An Oxon Hill retiree is such an avid instant ticket player that her husband has jokingly taken to calling her “Scratch-off Lady.” Her last scratcher, however, just gave her the last laugh! After chasing a win on $20 worth of scratch-offs, she decided to buy just one more – a $5 Cash Money Blowout instant ticket, which was a $50,000 top-prize winner.
The grandmother of one purchased her winning ticket at Eastover Liquors in Oxon Hill and scratched it off in her car parked outside the store.
“I kept looking at it and I said, ‘That can’t be right,’ ” said the 62-year-old. “I went back in the store to have them check it and then I just went off. I said ‘Oh my God, is it real?’ They were laughing at me in the store.”
The “Scratch-off Lady” has enjoyed Lottery luck before, but never a prize the size of her latest win. Her previous top win was $5,000 on a scratch-off ticket about five years ago.
“I love the scratch-offs,” she said. “I can’t win the numbers, I can’t win the horses, I can’t win Keno, but I’m good with the scratch-offs.”
The Prince George’s County resident and her husband have been married for 38 years and have two adult children. The couple had planned a vacation for next month, but said money to pay for it was tight – until now.
“This is going to help, and we’ll pay some bills … and I’ll give him $100,” said the “Scratch-off Lady” with a laugh as she looked at her smiling husband.
Eastover Liquors located at 4909 Indian Head Highway is a winner as well. The retailer will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling a winning scratch-off over $20,000. Cash Money Blowout launched April 27 and there are still three $50,000 top prizes waiting for discovery as well as seven $5,000 prizes.