NOTTINGHAM, MD—A Rosedale mother and daughter are celebrating a big win after buying a Maryland Lottery scratch-off ticket at a gas station in Nottingham on New Year’s Eve.
The mother of three, who often buys Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, doesn’t usually play scratch-offs. She bought her tickets for the jackpot games that day while at White Marsh BP and then her daughter reminded her of a vital New Year’s Eve party item — candy.
“She wanted me to get her Blow Pops to ring in the New Year,” said the anonymous winner, who is calling herself “Rosedale mom.”
The Baltimore County resident bought three Blow Pops and added a couple of $5 Holiday Riches scratch-offs to her party purchase. On New Year’s Eve, just minutes from midnight, the 39-year-old was watching a “Spider-Man” movie with the kids when her fiancé scratched off the games.
“He broke out in a sweat. I said, ‘You all right over there?’ and he said, ‘I don’t know how you did it! You won the big one!’” the winner said.
Meanwhile, her daughter urged her to switch the TV channel to one showing the Times Square ball drop. With the TV announcer’s countdown underway in the background, “Rosedale Mom” joined her significant other to check out the top-prize winning scratch-off.
“I looked at it and I was like, ‘Well, happy New Year!’”
The big win arrived just in time to help the family catch up on bills, she said.
Also celebrating is White Marsh BP, located at 5250 Campbell Boulevard in Nottingham (21236). The retailer receives a $500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off.
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