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.