Skeptical Virginia Woman ‘Didn’t Believe’ Her $50,000 Pick 5 Win

Plans to take winning check to show her father

A Woodbridge, Va. resident who travels into Maryland often to play Pick 5 scheduled an extra trip back to the Old Line State this week. She claimed a $50,000 Pick 5 prize!

The lucky lady had placed a $1 straight bet on the number 10916 for four evening drawings from Dec. 31 to Jan. 3. Her visit to Maryland paid off in the Jan. 1 drawing. The loyal player explained there is no significance about her winning number, but she continues to play it a few times a month. She didn’t even know she won until a friend called to share the news.

“I didn’t believe it,” said the federal government retiree. “My friend told me to look at the ticket and I still didn’t believe it.”

The winner plans to use her new fortune to pay off bills. The 61-year-old also plans to take her Lottery check to her elderly father, who is in a nursing home.

“My dad played the Lottery every day. I can’t wait to show him that I won,” she explained.

Another winner in this story is Olde Fitzgerald’s Liquors. The Prince George’s County store will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the ticket. The Upper Marlboro store is located at 7701 Crain Highway.