Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Fantastic 5’s Scratch-Off
A forgotten purchase led to the big win for a Dundalk resident. The 64-year-old Sam’s Club employee stopped at Giant on her way home from work on Thursday to pick up a few items. Upon arriving home, she realized she’d forgotten something and decided to run to the nearby Speedy Mart. She was checking out when the clerk asked her if she wanted any scratch-offs. “I bought one $10 ticket and two $5 scratch-offs,” said the café worker.
The woman then followed her typical routine, returning home to scratch her tickets. The last $5 ticket she scratched revealed the $50,000 win. “I thought I was going crazy,” said the woman. She quickly called her friend, to share the good news. That same friend and her husband accompanied the winner to Lottery Headquarters to claim her prize. “She called and told me the news and I said, ‘You have to be kidding me,’” said the friend.
An avid scratch-off fan, the winner said that she intends to keep playing. Plans for her windfall include paying off bills and buying new windows for her home. “I’m also going to buy a steak for my dog and prime rib for me,” said the winner, chuckling. She added that she is going to buy a dog for her Aunt, whose dog passed away last year.
The winning ticket was purchased at Speedy Mart, located at 7452 German Hill Rd. in Baltimore County.