Persistence Leads to $10,000 Scratch-off Win for Baltimore Woman

Happy player finds prize on Deluxe Crossword ticket

After scratching a few tickets and not winning, a frustrated player asked the clerk at a Baltimore 7-Eleven to grab her any $5 crossword-style instant ticket. The avid Maryland Lottery scratch-off fan took the Deluxe Crossword instant ticket home to scratch and that’s where the persistent player revealed her $10,000 win.

“I hadn’t had much luck earlier, so I became a little frustrated,” said the 55-year-old. “Then, I went home and scratched this ticket. I was so excited!”

The Baltimore mother of four and grandmother of eight quickly told her husband about the win.

“I kept showing him the ticket and asking if it was right,” the state employee told Lottery officials after claiming the prize.

She plans to use her winnings to help her mother with medical bills and will do some home improvements.

The happy player purchased the $10,000 winning ticket at 7-Eleven #24164 located at 2500 Liberty Heights Avenue. In addition to 15 prizes of $10,000, the Crossword Deluxe game still has six top prizes of $50,000 remaining.