Salisbury woman wins big with $100,000 Instant Jackpot scratch-off
While getting ready for a wild weekend, a Wicomico County woman stopped at a Salisbury convenience store and purchased a $100,000 Instant Jackpot scratch-off. Her weekend fun began instantly when the 46-year-old won the game’s $100,000 top prize!
The executive assistant from Salisbury said she enjoys playing a few scratch-offs each week. On Friday, she selected a couple of games from Lottery retailer Express Lane in Salisbury on her way to kick off her wild weekend. The scratch-off fan selected a single $100,000 Instant Jackpot instant ticket and returned to her car to play the $10 game.
The lucky player discovered her win shortly after she began to scratch. After matching one of the winning numbers on her instant ticket, the surprised woman revealed the $100,000 prize.
“I cannot describe the shock I was feeling,” said the winner. “I felt like I was going to be sick.”
The dazed player returned to the store to verify her Lottery luck. She recalls that the clerk somehow knew that something had happened. “She started asking me if everything was okay,” said the winner. When the clerk scanned her scratch-off to check the results, the winner’s excitement became contagious.
The loyal player kept the instant ticket within arm’s reach for the entire weekend, only letting go to sleep. “It went to sporting events, it went to the grocery store and other errands. When I woke up, it was the first thing I had to see just to make sure I hadn’t dreamt the whole thing up,” said the winner.
The lucky lady said the proceeds of her prize would go into savings. This summer, she will use the additional money to help fund trips to her children’s sporting events.
The retailer that sold the fateful ticket is Express Lane located at 4912 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury. For selling a top-prize winning scratch-off, the lucky store will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery.