Brenda Mason, a 59-year-old credit consultant who occasionally plays scratch-off games for the “thrill,” can now put a down payment on a car. Mason won a top prize of $20,000 in the Delaware Lottery’s Instant Game, 20X. She purchased two tickets, including the winning ticket, from Cutrona’s Liquors in Wilmington, Delaware.
After purchasing the ticket, Mason returned home, where she scratched off both tickets and discovered her top-prize win.
“I called my sister and really couldn’t believe it,” said Mason. “My sister lives only down the street, so she came right over. We headed to a local Lottery Retailer to verify the ticket with a scanner. The scanner only proved the same results—that I was a winner!”
Mason told Lottery officials that she already has big plans for her winnings. “While this win won’t change my life, because I still have to work, it really helps with putting a down payment on a new car. I’ve had a Lexus in the past, so I think I’ll stick with that brand and will purchase a new one.”
The winner claimed her $20,000 prize at Delaware Lottery Headquarters in Dover on Thursday, January 26.