Salisbury Woman Finds $50,000 Answer to her Prayers

Plans to pay bills, share prize won on Gold X20 scratch-off

She works three jobs, the Eastern Shore resident said, so the lucky lady has important plans for the $50,000 top prize she just won on a Gold X20 scratch-off. Paying bills tops her to-do list, along with sharing some of the prize with others. And possibly, she said, she will cut back to two jobs!

The Salisbury woman only plays for fun when she has spare cash. A scratch-off fan, she has scored numerous small wins in the two years she’s tried her luck with Lottery games. The winner, describing herself as “very faithful,” added, “I’ve been praying for a breakthrough.” She favors the Gold X20 game, because she won $500 on it several times.

“This is the biggest prize I have ever won,” the happy woman said, sitting in the Lottery Winner’s Circle with her brother by her side. “I’m very excited!”

On the day Lottery luck came to call, the 34-year-old visited Wawa #555 in Salisbury while her mom was at a medical appointment. Sometimes she will scratch off a game in stores and sometimes she takes games to her vehicle. After purchasing one $5 Gold X20 game and three $1 Hot 7s scratch-offs, the loyal player took all four tickets to her car.

The Wicomico County resident scratched off the entire Gold X20 game and phoned her mom as soon as she saw she won the game’s top prize. “I sat there for a little bit,” she said, “and then I had to get my mom from her doctor appointment.”

Her happy mother had already shared the news with the medical professionals, so the winner was greeted with well wishes. However, she’s keeping her news a secret from everyone else.

Her lucky Lottery retailer also shares in the fun. For selling a $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off, Wawa #555 located at 668 South Salisbury Boulevard in Salisbury earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery. One more top prize remains in this game, along with three $5,000 prizes and others ranging from $5 to $1,000.