Parkville Player’s Premonition Leads to $50,000 Scratch-off Win

Baltimore County resident claims top prize on FAMILY FEUD® game

 A lucky Parkville woman came into Lottery headquarters crying tears of joy as she claimed the $50,000 top prize on the FAMILY FEUD® scratch-off.

The 55-year-old said she is a loyal scratch-off player, purchasing $20 worth of scratch-offs each week. She added that she has been on a hot streak with small wins of $25 and $200 within the past month and just knew she was not finished winning.

Her story of Lottery luck began when the Amazon employee was driving and braked at stop sign. While stopped, she had what she described as either a “vision or premonition” that she would win a large prize with the number “5.”

The 55-year-old visited J Convenience in Parkville to buy a game with a “5.” The winner reports that her lucky numbers are 1, 4, 7 and 11 and she usually chooses scratch-offs in the self-serve vending machine based on those four numbers. She decided to switch it up and choose games by random numbers, which is how she selected the $5 FAMILY FEUD game.

When the Baltimore County resident scanned the instant ticket’s prize check area, she saw she won the top prize. Her husband wanted to scratch off the game to confirm the win.

“My husband always says to me, ‘I’m glad you enjoy playing but it won’t amount to anything,’ He is eating crow now,” she said.

She and her husband already had a Las Vegas vacation planned and now she will have more cash to spend on that trip, the winner said. However, she wants to save most of her prize.

“I am going to be careful with it and put it in the bank,” she explained.

Her lucky Lottery retailer, J Convenience located at 8765 Satyr Hill Road, will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off. J Convenience is turning into a lucky store as the Baltimore County retailer sold a $50,000-winning Pick 5 ticket in September.

The FAMILY FEUD game went on sale on April 18, 2022 and still has four of the 10 top prizes of $50,000 unclaimed. Two $5,000 prizes remain along with prizes ranging from $5 to $1,000.