A Baltimore woman couldn’t believe her eyes when she looked down at the Blackout Bingo scratch-off she had purchased on Tuesday. “I washed my glasses three times,” she said. The lucky winner was so excited she couldn’t sleep.
The 51-year-old came to Lottery headquarters on Wednesday to claim her $30,000 prize, accompanied by one of her daughters. She intends to use the prize money to make some repairs around her house, and also plans to share her windfall with her four children and eight grandchildren.
The winner, who works at an assisted living center, told Lottery officials that she likes playing Pick 4 and scratch-offs, especially the bingo-type tickets. “I play scratch-offs for fun,” said the occasional Lottery player. “I never expected to win.”
The winning ticket was purchased at Jerry’s Bar, located at 604 Poplar Grove St. in Baltimore.