“Because it was a newly launched ticket, I knew most of the prizes were still available in the game,” the as-of-yet unidentified woman said. “I bought two tickets and sat in the car and scratched them. The first one was a non-winner, but the second one made me shout for joy.”
She purchased the Maryland Lottery’s $5 “Holiday Gold” scratch-off from Little George’s Convenience Store in Westminster, the lottery said. The holiday-themed ticket launched in October.
The 22-year special education teacher is known as “the Advocate” in her community, according to the Maryland Lottery.
“I plan on using this money to continue taking care of my 90-year-old family members and start a business with a focus on elder care for seniors with impairments,” she said. “It’s going to be needed in the near future.”
She won $50,000 off a “Deal or No Deal” scratch-off earlier this fall.