Gaithersburg Woman Wins $50,000 With Scratch-Off Lottery Ticket

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A Gaithersburg resident became $50,000 richer playing a scratch-off lottery ticket.

The 40-year old Gaithersburg woman picked up her winnings at Lottery Headquarters in Baltimore, according to a news release.

The woman, who works at a restaurant, bought a ticket at a Rockville 7-Eleven while out running errands. She played the game in the store to discover her big win.

“I saw I had the matching number, but I couldn’t believe the prize amount I saw. I asked the cashier to check to make sure I wasn’t seeing things,” she told lottery officials.

The mother of four says the windfall will help her and her family. “We’ve been struggling a little bit and we really need this,” she said, smiling. “It’s such a blessing for our family.”

She plans to use her winnings to help in her household, to pay bills and plans to save what might be left.

The 7-Eleven located at Key West Avenue in Rockville will receive a $500 bonus from the lottery for selling the winning ticket.

Maryland allows lottery winners to remain anonymous.

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