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A food delivery driver was sitting in her car between delivering orders when she found out she hit the $250,000 top prize on a scratch-off lottery ticket from the Maryland Lottery. The winner who opted to be identified only as "Grateful Mom," regularly plays instant lottery games when waiting between food orders. One night, just like any other, she finally took home a $250,000 top prize.
The mother-of-five grown children told the Lottery, "Man, I was sitting in my car going crazy!". "I checked it with my app and saw it was for $250,000." The very moment she checked her ticket on the Maryland Lottery's official app, an Uber notification popped up. And there was her decision exclaiming, 'I don't want to do Uber Eats right now!"
The Odenton resident explained that she usually buys two or three instant tickets in a row and scratches them off sitting in the car while waiting for delivery orders to come in. Her biggest win happened when she stopped at the Quick Save Mart on Defense Highway in Annapolis. Before deciding on which game to play, she checked online to see which scratch-off games had more top prizes remaining. That is when the “$10 CASH" game caught her eye.
While this is her largest prize to date, "Grateful Mom'' has had quite a bit of luck with her lottery routine. Regularly she's won smaller prizes in the past, one time taking home $1,500. However, she totally knows her limits of how much she spends on the lottery at a time and uses her low-dollar wins from previous scratch-off games to buy her tickets in the future.
According to the lucky winner, she'll be using her winnings to pay off the bills, put down payment on a house, and provide some financial support for her children. Not just this, even the retailer got lucky with the winner, he will receive a $1,000 bonus commission for selling the winning ticket.
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