The “Glen Burnie Grands” are planning to pamper their grandchildren and enjoy the proceeds of a $30,000 PLINKO scratch-off win.
‘Glen Burnie Grands’ expect to enjoy winnings, pamper grandchildren
He plays Racetrax. She prefers scratch-offs. They both enjoy winning and the Anne Arundel County wife’s pick of a PLINKO® scratch-off did just that! The happy player found the game’s first $30,000 top prize.
The “Glen Burnie Grands,” as the couple named themselves, expect to treat their grandchildren more than usual but plan to play the big win close to the vest. They’ll also enjoy spending some of the prize on themselves!
A Lottery loyalist, “Glen Burnie Grand-ma” found her lucky scratch-off while on her way to work. The 54-year-old had time to spare so she stopped at the Exxon gas station in Bowie to play her usual numbers. She had another $10 on hand.
“I said, ‘Let me get three of those PLINKO tickets.’ I love when they play that on ‘The Price is Right,’ ” she said. The Glen Burnie resident scratched the three $3 tickets right away and saw one was a winner. She thought it held a $30 prize so she took it to the clerk.
“The clerk called me back behind the counter. It wasn’t $30, it was $30,000!” she recounts. Although excited, she continued on her way to work. “I was emotional all day!”
The lucky lady called her husband and told him to get a glass of water and then make sure he was sitting down. “I thought she had an accident,” said the husband. “She said, ‘I won the PLINKO!’ ”
With their winnings, “Glen Burnie Grands” are planning some special events including a shopping spree at Christiana Mall in Delaware.
For selling a top-prize winning scratch-off, Bowie Exxon is a winner, too. The Prince George’s County gas station located at 1500 N.W. Crain Highway receives a bonus of $300 from the Lottery; the bonus is equal to 1 percent of the prize. The Lottery retailer already had the loyalty of “Glen Burnie Grands” even before their big win.
“We always go there for gas and to play our tickets!” she said.