Beginner’s Luck, some love it other’s fear it especially when there is this stranger who knows nothing about a table game comes and joins the game. Sometimes they do not even know the difference between a table or the other they simply landed there and ended up taking the whole pot home. You hate them when it is someone else and you love it when you are the lucky beginner.
Baltimore resident Patsy Smithwick plays the Lottery’s Pick 4 every now and then but not too regularly. Patsy had never played Bonus Match 5 before and actually had no intention of doing so. However someone changed her mind, a friend recommended her to “Take a chance” and give it a try at Bonus Match 5 and that is when her decision to take that piece of advice ended up with $50,000 more in her bank account. Lottery numbers
“I’m still trying to digest it, said the 60-year-old. “I checked the numbers on the Lottery’s website and saw I matched all five numbers. I felt like I couldn’t move.” The first person Patsy shared the great news with was her mom, who she takes care of and hasn’t been able to let her special friend know of her win. After all it is thanks to him that Patsy bumped into a lucky win. “I’m going to tell him this afternoon,” said the mother-of-one. Patsy has gone through a lot of challenges in life and by her side has always been this angel-in-disguise of a friend, the same friend who suggested she tried this game out, he has been by her side through cancer and has been a blessing and a great support.
The endoscopy technician has “no big real plans” for the money aside from purchasing some new appliances and helping her daughter and grandchildren. The happy winner is now at a stage of celebration and happiness, celebrating life as her first great-grandchild on the way. After the rain, the sun surely shines brighter than ever.
The winning ticket was purchased at Irvington Cut Rate Liquors, located at 4100 Frederick Rd. in Baltimore.