Top Articles of 2023: Local Teacher Wins $100,000 Lottery Prize

As 2023 winds down, we wanted to share with you some of the most-read articles of 2023. This article was originally published on November 6, 2023.

A teacher from Montgomery County is $100,000 richer after purchasing a winning lottery scratch-off tickets from the Shell gas station at 18040 Georgia Ave in Olney. Full story below courtesy of the Maryland Lottery:


“A Montgomery County woman visited Lottery headquarters this week to cash in a scratch-off worth $100,000. The teacher told officials that she plays only occasionally, but when she saw the 50 Years! game at a gas station, she decided to treat herself. Boy, did she ever!

“I wanted to get a scratch ticket and was deciding which one to buy when I saw 50 Years!” the young professional said. The instant ticket, issued in February to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Lottery, offers a staggering $5 million top prize. Not surprisingly considering the big prizes it carries, the scratch-off costs $50. “I’m not one to spend that kind of money on a Lottery ticket,” the Olney resident said, “but I decided to, just this once.”

The 30-year-old scratched off her instant ticket in the car and was thrilled to find what she thought was a $2,000 win. “I couldn’t believe it. I went back in the store to confirm the amount and saw a lot of zeros when I scanned it.” In the short walk from car to store, her $2,000 win had grown to $100,000. “I started shaking. My mind just went blank.”
Working to calm herself, the lucky lady returned to her car and called her mother. “As close as we are, she just refused to believe me. The whole experience was unimaginable.” The winner plans to take her entire family on a trip with her windfall.” Featured image courtesy of Google Maps. 

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