A Baltimore city scratch-off player’s long-awaited vacation in the South Pacific is closer to reality, thanks to her lucky Maryland Lottery purchase…and she bought her winning ticket in Nottingham/Fullerton.
A Big Money Spectacular scratch-off and the premonition that led the 60-year-old to make the purchase gave her a $20,000 top-prize win.
Jamise Davis told Maryland Lottery officials about having a strange dream in which a voice told her to expect a blessing to rain down on her.
Last weekend, the retiree purchased several scratch-offs – including the lucky Big Money Spectacular game – from Triple A Tobacco in Nottingham/Fullerton. She took the games home and sat down to watch a movie.
As Donald Sutherland and Sean Connery plotted to rob a train on her small screen, Jamise worked to wrestle her own haul from her scratch-offs. She scratched several instant tickets before getting to the $2 Big Money Spectacular game. When one of her winning numbers matched, the happy player revealed the spectacular $20,000 top prize.
“I had been wondering if anyone really ever wins, and then it happened to me,” she said.
Later, she took the scratch-off to a nearby Lottery retailer to confirm her big win. When the clerk returned the instant ticket with a knowing smile, the 60-year-old knew she could really celebrate.
The lucky lady, whose previously top win was $50, said she plans to use the prize to pay a few bills and maybe take a few trips. “I’d like to take my grandkids to Florida, and I’ve always wanted to visit the south Pacific,” she said.
The Big Money Spectacular scratch-off debuted in February 2017 and still features two unclaimed $20,000 top prizes and three $5,000 prizes. The lucky retailer is also celebrating. The Triple A Tobacco store located at 7954 Bel Air Road in Nottingham earned a $200 retailer bonus for selling a winning top-prize scratch-off.