The lucky $50,000 winner purchased her ticket on Thursday and discovered on Friday that she was a winner. She said she guarded her winning ticket all weekend, checking every few hours to make sure it was still in its hiding place.
The retired nurse said that a man she had never met before stopped her in a parking lot on Thursday and said that she would “get a big bundle this week.” She said she plays scratch-offs often, but never thought she would win anything.
The winner is anxious to share her winnings with her seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The winning ticket was purchased at Hilltop Check Cashing, located at 5429 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.