A happy couple has just collected their $50,000 instant top prize by playing Extreme 8s scratch-off ticket. The pair from Glen Burnie loves jackpot games such as Pick 3 and Pick 4 and buys scratchers only occasionally. “We just play scratch-offs every once-in-a-while,” they said. This win actually happened because the wife was cashing in a Pick 3 win. As she was doing that she decided to get an Extreme 8’s ticket.
“Whenever I’m in the mood for a scratch-off these last few months I’ve been playing Extreme 8’s,” she said. “I’ve done pretty well.”
She took her ticket home and she started scratching, that is when suddenly she was overwhelmed full of tears of happiness. She called her husband with the news after asking her daughter to confirm that she wasn’t seeing things. “He didn’t believe me.”
Their lucky Lottery store is the MVA Shell gas station at 6616 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. And with this win the happy couple is planning a family vacation with grand-kids.
Playing a New Game is a Good Strategy
A woman from Bowie has just won her first big prize and all because she decided to play a game that she’d never tried before. Although she has been a long-time Lottery fan it was the first time she played Bonus Match 5 which now is her new favorite game. This decision certainly paid-off for the 42-year-old Bowie woman, who won a taxes-paid $50,000 prize playing her new favorite game – Bonus Match 5.
The winner was excited and she said that her trick was to use family birthdays as her lucky numbers. When asked about her reaction upon realizing that she’d won, she told us, “I didn’t really react at all. I guess I didn’t really believe it was real.” After checking the winning numbers several more times, she shared the news with her fiancé. She told him, “We have to go to Lottery headquarters right now.” Her surprise grew when she learned about a Lottery promotion that covered the taxes on her win. “That made the whole thing even better, even more exciting.” Lottery numbers
The state employee is planning to buy herself a new car, and she will also be visiting the lucky gas station, the one which sold her the winning ticket: the Exxon station at 1500 NW Crain Highway in Bowie.