Scratch-off Win Putting Grandma Behind the Wheel Again

Claims $10,000 prize playing Your Fortune game

A Baltimore city grandmother experienced the biggest surprise of her life when she found a $10,000 winning Maryland Lottery scratch-off.

The 81-year-old, who visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize with her family by her side, said the prize she discovered playing the Your Fortune game has opened up new possibilities in her life. She’s going car shopping!

“I still get around quite a bit, visiting and helping family and friends,” she said. “It’s a struggle sometimes, though, because I’ve had to rely on others giving me rides. Pretty soon I won’t have to anymore.”

The lucky woman found her winning scratch-off at Khushi Grocery located at 3001 E. Monument Street in Baltimore. “When I’m in a Lottery store, I usually look at the tickets they have but I rarely buy one,” she said. “Sometimes, though, I’ll notice a new one, a ticket I hadn’t seen before. That’s what happened last week.”

The $10 Your Fortune game caught her eye. In stores since September, the match-and-win instant ticket offers 23 chances to take home a prize. The resident of Baltimore’s Highlandtown neighborhood took the game home and scratched it off later that day. She was speechless when she matched the winning number 10 to her numbers on the game and revealed a $10,000 prize.

“I was numb,” she said. “It was such a surprise that it took me a minute to start breathing again! Then, I called my daughter.”

The game still has four of its $100,000 top prizes still available and six more $10,000 winners. There are thousands of other prizes, too, ranging from $10 to $1,000.