Towson’s ‘Crabby Lady’ a Happy Lady after $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Towson’s “Crabby Lady” plans to add a bushel of crabs to the list of things she’ll get after winning a $100,000 top prize playing the Show Me $100,000! scratch-off.

Takes home top prize on Show Me $100,000! game

A bushel of delicious steamed crabs are on the menu for a Towson woman, who nicknamed herself “Crabby Lady” for Lottery publicity after claiming a $100,000 top prize on a Show Me $100,000! scratch-off.

The 61-year-old was shopping at the Towson Town Center with her adult daughter on Friday when she was reminded to buy scratch-offs. The big winner prefers the $10 scratch-off games and normally purchases them in threes. She is especially fond of the “Show Me” games, she told Lottery officials, because she loves the Lottery commercial for them.

So, “Crabby Lady” purchased three of the Show Me $100,000! instant tickets from the Cigare By Tobacco Etc. store inside the mall. She and her daughter played them at her daughter’s apartment as the two of them sat outside on the deck.

“I told her if I win, I’ll buy a dozen crabs,” said “Crabby Lady.”

The lucky lady let her daughter scratch two of the games and she scratched the final instant ticket. The daughter proclaimed that her mother never wins as she scratched her two instant tickets, which were not winners. “Crabby Lady” proved her daughter wrong when she scratched her way to a $100,000 top-prize win.

“When I matched the 37 and saw the zeros, I knew it was something,” said the winner. “I showed my daughter and she whispered, ‘Mom, it’s $100,000.’ My whole self just lifted up.”

The two hid the lucky instant ticket and “Crabby Lady’s” daughter arranged an appointment at Lottery headquarters for her mom to claim the prize. The lucky player did so on Wednesday.

The Baltimore County resident plans to use some of the winnings to surprise her daughter with a trip to Ocean City. The medical billing employee also plans to pay off some credit card bills and put some funds toward her retirement, which she hopes will become a reality in five years.

Also celebrating the win is the Cigare By Tobacco Etc. store. The Baltimore County business will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning $100,000 scratch-off.

The Show Me family of scratch-off games – $1, $2, $5 and $10 instant tickets – went on sale May 23 while the $20 scratch-off arrived in stores on April 18. Players can choose from a $1 Show Me $1,000! scratch-off, a $2 Show Me $10,000! scratch-off, a $5 Show Me $50,000! scratch-off, $10 Show Me $100,000! and a $20 Show Me $1,000,000! scratch-off.

The $10 Show Me $100,000! scratch-off still has big prizes up for grabs. There are five $100,000 top prizes remaining, as well as four $50,000 prizes, 14 $10,000 prizes and over 620,000 prizes of $20 to $1,000.