Office manager buys lucky $100,000 Gold Rush instant ticket
A White Marsh resident finally got to let go of a $10,000-winning Maryland Lottery scratch-off in her possession since April. It took the office manager this long to get a day off from work to visit Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim her prize.
The loyal Lottery player struck it rich on the $100,000 Gold Rush ticket. She purchased her lucky ticket from a vending machine at the Kwik Mart located at 901 Middle River Road in Baltimore. The Baltimore County resident took the $10 ticket home and scratched it and “shock” quickly set in.
“I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I looked at it and looked at it again, and I did the math in my head. And then, I did it on a calculator. I didn’t think it could happen. It’s exciting. It’s wonderful. I’m overjoyed.”
The lucky winner hasn’t told anyone about her good fortune. She intends to use the prize money to pay bills, but doesn’t have any special plans for her windfall. She enjoys playing scratch-offs and is also a regular at Racetrax, the Lottery’s computer-animated horse racing game, that once gave her a $1,000 prize.
The $100,000 Gold Rush ticket hit stores in January, and two of its $100,000 top prizes have not yet been claimed. There is also one unclaimed $20,000 prize and three remaining $10,000 prizes, along with thousands of additional prizes ranging from $10 to $1,000.