Per the Maryland Lottery: “A Montgomery County mother of four and her husband will never forget two startling experiences that occurred on the same day. First, she discovered she was pregnant with the couple’s fifth child, and later she won $50,000 on a Six Figuresscratch-off.
“Two gifts for me!” the Germantown woman said with a smile. “It was a big surprise.”
Both “Lucky Mama,” as she nicknamed herself to tell her Lottery story, and her husband enjoy playing scratch-offs. One of their favorite retailers is Wegmans #56 in Germantown, and on the day she found out another child was on the way, “Lucky Mama” went to the grocery and bagged the lucky $10 Six Figures scratch-off. “I liked the way it looked,” she said.
When she played the game and realized she won, “Lucky Mama” took the scratch-off to the store’s customer service desk to find out how to claim such a big prize. It is by far her largest Lottery win, compared to her other prizes that range from $5 to $500.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the numbers,” she said. The couple will put the prize aside for now but may use some of it to go on a family vacation in the summer, she said.
This is the third $50,000 second-tier prize that has been claimed in the Six Figures game, which went on sale Dec. 29. Six of the $100,000 top prizes are still unclaimed, along with six more $50,000 prizes and 24 $10,000 prizes.”