Scratch-off Serves Up $50,000 Prize to Hagerstown Cook

Grandmother of four wins big on Double Your Dollars

Double-Your-DollarsA Hagerstown grandmother who enjoys playing Maryland Lottery scratch-off games got the surprise of a lifetime when she landed a $50,000 top prize on a Double Your Dollars instant ticket.

The lucky winner, who works as a cook, had just walked out of the Sheetz convenience store in Hagerstown on April 11 when she scratched the $5 instant ticket and quickly realized it was her lucky day.

“I had my glasses on, I saw it right away,” she said.

This is by far the largest Lottery win she’s ever had. Previously, her top win was $50. The lucky mother of three has four grandchildren. She plans to pay off bills – and get rid of her car payment – with her prize. After that, she just might spoil the grandkids!

“She already does!” said her daughter, who accompanied her to Lottery headquarters.

For selling the top-prize ticket, Sheetz #262 located at 1396 South Potomac Street will receive a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery. Double Your Dollars launched in November, and two of its $50,000 top prizes are still waiting to be found at Lottery retailers across the state. There are also thousands of other prizes ranging from $5 to $5,000.