Nancy Chick from Edgewater is Hawaii bound with her
Takes home $100,000 40 Rubies top prize
Nancy Chick was visibly shaken as she walked into the Lottery headquarters winner’s lounge yesterday with her daughter. The Edgewater woman had decided to buy “one last ticket” before her long-awaited trip to Hawaii. That last 40 Rubies ticket she bought unveiled a $100,000 top-prize win.
Leading up to her big win, the mother-of-four had enjoyed a lucky streak while playing the 40 Rubies ticket. “I had won $10, $50, $75 and a couple of weeks ago I even had a $500 winner. Every time I played, I won. So, I just stuck with this ticket,” Nancy told Lottery officials.
The 74-year-old had been saving up for several years to take the trip-of-a-lifetime to Hawaii and told herself that it might be good luck to pick up a 40 Rubies ticket before she left. When she checked her ticket and saw the $100,000 prize staring right back at her, she immediately called her daughter and told her to come over.
Nancy, who has 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, is concentrating on her upcoming trip to Hawaii before she makes any further plans for the money. Just in case the $100,000 wasn’t enough, Chick still has a $10 winning to cash. The lucky ticket was purchased at Colony Liquors at 3259A Solomons Island Road in Edgewater.