Margaret “Peggy” Martin had a pretty eventful day yesterday. The Mechanicsville resident learned that her mother, who had heart bypass surgery recently, would soon be coming home. Then, the school bus driver received a phone call from a Lottery official telling her that she was randomly selected as the first $10,000 winner from the Livin’ Lucky Internet Promotion.
Peggy didn’t initially believe the official. “I thought it was a joke,” she said. “I even called the Lottery after we hung up to make sure it was for real.” The 57-year-old then called her husband, Tony, and tearfully told him the good news. Tony left work to bring Peggy to Lottery Headquarters in Baltimore to claim her prize.
With the winnings, the happy couple plans to do some home improvements. Peggy wants new counters for the kitchen and Tony wants to add a garage onto the house.
Players who purchase a Livin’ Lucky scratch-off may take part in the Internet Promotion by entering the ticket’s eight-digit Lucky Code at mdlottery.com/lucky. Regular drawings are held giving entrants the chance to win prizes including concert tickets and baseball tickets. Every time 10% of the ticket is sold, a lucky winner will be selected to receive $10,000. A grand prize of $100,000 will be given away at the end of the promotion. If a player entered a Lucky code from a Livin’ Lucky scratch-off during the Cash Extravaganza promotion in June, their entry is automatically entered into this promotion. Players must hold on to their Livin’ Lucky Lucky Codes in order to claim their prizes if they win. For more information, visit mdlottery.com/lucky.