Wins $50,000 MONOPOLY™ Bonus Prize
When Towson University Senior Erika Jensen received a call from Lottery officials this week, it gave her quite a shock. The 22-year-old pre-law student rarely plays the Lottery, so she wasn’t expecting to win $50,000 through a MONOPOLY™ bonus drawing. Jensen’s winning ticket was selected from more than 374,000 entries.
The Chestertown resident is very glad she decided to listen to her mother, an avid scratch-off player, who urged her to play MONOPOLY™ and enter the non-winning ticket into the game’s Internet promotion. Her mother’s insistence paid off when Jensen received news of the win during a busy day at the office. “At first I thought it was a prank, but when the Lottery sent me an email to confirm the win, I had to run out of the building,” she said.
When she returned to her office, Jensen explained her excitement to her supervisor and then began to call family, beginning with her mother. The busy student says she will continue working and will put her winnings into a savings account while she completes her studies towards a law degree.
Players may enter non-winning MONOPOLY™ scratch-offs for the chance to win $50,000 at mdlottery.com/Monopoly. The next drawing will take place on July 24.
Erika Jensen, a pre-law Towson University student from Chestertown,