Westminster Mrs. Nearly Misses Out on $100,000 Scratch-off Win

Claims top prize on Sparkling 7s ticket

142-Sparking-7s-ITVMAlways double-check your Maryland Lottery tickets! A Westminster family is $100,000 richer after rechecking a pile of scratch-offs they thought were non-winners. A winning Sparkling 7s ticket sitting amongst the other scratch-offs was nearly trashed!

“My mom, who is 89 years old, gets the tickets and scratches them,” her daughter said. “I’ll go through them before she throws the non-winners away.”

Imagine her surprise when she discovered a $100,000 winner in the discard pile! The family was ecstatic and drove to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the top prize on the $10 game. This is the third time Lottery luck has greeted this family. The senior scratcher previously found two $50,000 winners.

The family is still deciding what to do with the winnings. “My mother will use it for her daily expenses,” her daughter said.

Are you looking for a new lucky spot to buy Maryland Lottery scratch-offs? Try this family’s retailer, Winfield Liquors, which is located at 1707 West Liberty Road in Westminster. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus. One top-prize-winning ticket and four $1,000 second-tier winning tickets remain on the Sparkling 7s scratch-off game.