Stop for coffee leads to top-prize scratch-off win
A Lanham woman stopped by Lottery headquarters yesterday with a winning ticket she purchased in late February while picking up a cup of coffee on her way to work. After holding onto her ticket for over two months, the 46-year-old was finally able to claim the Aces High scratch-off worth $50,000.
“It was a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing,” said the mother-of-three. “Something just told me to ask for that particular game.” Despite only describing herself as an “occasional” player, the woman mentioned that she has always been lucky when playing the Lottery. “I always seem to win double what I pay. I’m ecstatic every time it happens.”
The woman, who is a bookbinder, scratched her $5 Aces High ticket at home with her boyfriend and studied it a couple of times. Despite all of the excitement surrounding her win, she explained that her hectic schedule had kept her from cashing the prize sooner. “I was going to claim it eventually, of course, but I’m here today because my mom can use some help and my son graduates high school soon.
It’s time to really help his college fund.”
In addition to helping her mother and her son’s college fund, the generous winner is looking into getting her son a car. The only thing our winner wants for herself is a new bed. “I’ve never had a brand-new bed.”
The lucky cup of coffee and even luckier $50,000 ticket was purchased from the 7-11 convenience store at 9002 Lanham Severn Rd. in Lanham. Aces High has two top-prize tickets remaining.