Roadside Rescue Leads to $50,000 Win

Mary Groff - Amazing 8s

The Groffs celebrate their “Amazing” Win.

Top-Tier Prize won on Amazing 8s Scratch-off

A Dundalk couple was surprised to discover that a strange set of circumstances resulted in a $50,000 windfall.  “We got a call from one of our daughters, saying that she had run out of gas,” said Mary Groff.  “When my husband went to help her, she showed her appreciation in Lottery tickets.” While out performing roadside assistance Dean Groff also stopped to purchase a few tickets himself.

Later, while watching Jeopardy, Mary scratched her tickets and discovered her top-tier winner. When the 67-year-old homemaker told her husband the news, he just looked at her in disbelief. “I think I only slept two hours that night,” said Mary.

While there are many possible plans for the prize winnings, Mary was sure of just one. “We’re on retirement with a steelworker’s pension, so we don’t waste a lot of money,” she said. “I’ve been pinching and saving to get a new kitchen floor. I’m getting it now!”

The winning ticket was purchased at George’s Liquors, located at 2101 Merritt Blvd. in Dundalk.