Olney woman claims top prize on Gold Rush X100 game
Last week was one to remember for a stylist from Olney with designs on winning. The lucky lady, whose career involves making people look good, began sporting the ultimate accessory — a $1 million Gold Rush X100 top-prize winning scratch-off.
The 77-year-old winner said her lucky moment occurred after she selected the $20 game at Olney Shell. She scratched off her instant ticket, revealing the lucky numbers and then the remainder of the play area. The Montgomery County resident quickly matched one of her lucky numbers and the prize area beneath that matching number hid the $1 million score!
“I was so very excited and shaky,” she said. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”
The money this lucky stylist earned during her career always went toward improving the lives of her children. She views her prize as a welcome reward after scrimping and saving to put each of them through private schools.
The winner told Lottery officials she has always hoped to own her own home and plans to use the $1 million prize to achieve that dream. She may take a few dream vacations, too!
The site of her big win was Olney Shell located at 18040 Georgia Avenue in Olney. For selling a $1 million top-prize scratch-off, the lucky retailer earns a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.
The $20 Gold Rush X100 scratch-off, which launched in May, is part of a family of Gold Rush scratch-offs offered at a variety of prices. With this win, the $20 game has four remaining $1 million top prizes, seven unclaimed $50,000 prizes and 102 unclaimed $10,000 prizes.