This last week, Montgomery County stores sold two winning lottery tickets for a total of $1,100,000 in prize money.
A $1 million winning Powerball ticket was sold for the Dec. 20 drawing in Takoma Park at the New Hampshire Sunoco, 6360 New Hampshire Avenue. The winning numbers to match were 2, 13, 23, 34, 66 and the Powerball was 2.
The Sunoco store receives $2,500 for setting the lucky ticket.
A Silver Spring woman won $100,000 from her lucky scratch-off ticket purchased at Long Branch Beer & Wine in Silver Spring. She bought seven scratch-off games, earning the top prize with the crossword letters ” line up ticket”.
The woman, who was not named, works in construction and told Maryland Lottery officials she doesn’t play scratch-offs but just decided to last week. She won with the $100,000 Crossword 5th Edition game.
“I really didn’t expect that at all,” the single mother of three told lottery officials. “I was so surprised.”
After realizing she won, the woman went directly home to find out how to claim her prize. She made an appointment to visit Lottery headquarters right away and claimed the $100,000 prize this week.
When interviewed by Lottery officials, the woman said she knew exactly what she planned to do with the windfall. “I’m going to save it,” and “put it right in the bank.”
Long Branch Beer & Wine, 649 University Boulevard East in Silver Spring, received $1,000 for selling a top-prize winning instant ticket.