February 15, 2017
The 50x The Cash instant game she selected gave the retired postal worker a special delivery that met her hopes tenfold.
Having spare cash in hand inspired the frequent player to make her purchase.
“I walked out of the grocery store with $16 in cash change,” said the 60-something woman. Her next stop was Thirsty’s Wine & Spirits in Oxon Hill to check out their scratch-offs.
“I decided to play a $10 game and two $3 tickets,” she said. Picking out the first $10 instant ticket she saw, our winner scratched her 50x The Cash game in the store and was confused by what she saw. “I’d gotten almost all the way to the bottom of the ticket when I saw the match,” she said. “The $100,000 beneath it stunned me. I kept saying to myself as I checked it and checked it, ‘This can’t be true.’ ”
She slept very little the next two nights. “I was too hyped up,” she said. “I couldn’t hold still.” The Oxon Hill woman arrived at Lottery headquarters on Friday to claim her prize. “As of last night I’ve accepted that this is real. Now all I feel is joy.”