Capital Heights Woman Strikes Gold

Wins $50,000 Top Prize on Gold Rush Doubler Scratch-Off

Gold Rush DoublerA big fan of Maryland Lottery games, the 62-year-old Capital Heights woman headed to her local Lottery retailer yesterday intending to buy Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets. While she was there, she decided to play a few games of Keno and purchase a couple of Maryland Lottery scratch-offs. One at a time, she bought her instant tickets, scratching each one right there in the store. One ticket produced a $10 win, but it was the Gold Rush Doubler that had her rushing outside to check her ticket.

“I was so in awe,” said the retired law firm employee. “I wasn’t sure what I was seeing. I just kept looking at the ticket.” Although suspecting that she was $50,000 richer, the mother-of-two put the winning scratch-off in her purse and went about her business. “I’m not really an excitable person,” she said.

In fact, she didn’t even share the news with anyone until calling her sister the next morning to say that she wanted her to take a ride. That ride was to claim her win at Lottery Headquarters.

Although calm and collected, she expressed her gratitude for the win. “I think I had a blessing.” The happy winner intends to pay taxes and bills with her prize money. “This came right on time,” she said.The winning scratch-off was purchased at Triangle Shell, located at 6510 MLK Jr. Hwy. in Landover.

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