A mother of two said her sons are always telling her to stop buying
Maryland Lottery scratch-offs, insisting that she will never win. But the Temple Hills resident said she plays almost every day. “I play so much that everybody in the neighborhood calls me the ‘Scratch Queen,’” she said.
On Monday, the “Scratch Queen” proved her sons wrong, winning $50,000 from her $5 Deal or No Deal scratch-off. She thought she had won about $1,000, so when the 56-year-old went to cash it with her local Lottery agent, she was shocked when they told her she had to cash it at Lottery headquarters.
The lucky winner said she plans to use the money to pay bills and taxes. The winning ticket was purchased at Jo Jo Food Market, located at 3311 Brinkley Road in Temple Hills.