ROSEDALE, MD—For birthdays and other celebrations, she generally gives friends and relatives Maryland Lottery scratch-offs so it was no surprise when the loyal player gifted herself a $50,000 Cash instant ticket on Mother’s Day. The surprise: she won the game’s $50,000 top prize.
“I play every day. She never plays,” the Rosedale woman’s husband said on June 1 when she claimed her prize. She corrected him: “I play scratch-offs a lot and give a lot of scratch-offs as gifts.”
On most occasions when she plays, her preference is for instant tickets that cost $5 or $10, but on Mother’s Day she decided to play the $20 $50,000 Cash game.
The Baltimore County winner’s $50,000 score is the biggest (that she knows of) for any of the instant tickets she has either played or gifted, although her lottery purchases have resulted in wins of smaller amounts for herself, family and friends.
Her husband said part of the prize will help pay off his truck loan, which has four remaining monthly installments. In addition, the winner is considering the purchase of an iPhone as well as taking a vacation. A few other beneficiaries of her windfall will be her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The lucky winner bought her ticket at the Giant grocery store located at 1399 York Road in Cockeysville.
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