Nursing home employee hits the jackpot this past holiday weekend
For two days, a Baltimore County woman had a lucky scratch-off ticket in her purse and didn’t know it. During the recent Thanksgiving holiday weekend, she purchased four scratch-off tickets, one of which was the Bingo Times 10 scratch-off. Instead of scratching the entire ticket, she scratched only the barcode portion and checked it at a local retailer. The message advised to visit Lottery headquarters and the experienced player knew it was more than $500. She immediately put the ticket in her purse and forgot about it for a few days. Then while she was getting her car worked on, she scratched the rest of the ticket and discovered that she had won a $50,000 cash prize. “I screamed in silence when I found out how much I won,” she said. After discovering her fortune, she went to Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.
The 37-year-old nursing home worker did not tell anyone at the time but plans on immediately telling her mother of her newfound fortune. She also plans on sharing the news with other family members, do some holiday shopping and pay for some work on her home. The winning ticket was purchased at Woodmoor Shell on 7001 Liberty Road in Baltimore.