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US woman becomes winner of $50k lottery ticket with first try

16:14, 14 November 2021
US woman becomes winner of $50k lottery ticket with first try Photo: pixabay.com

A woman from Maryland tested her luck in an attempt to become a prize winner by buying a lottery ticket for the first time and she succeeded.

Parkville woman, aged 67, told Maryland lottery that her decision was made as she stopped in Cork & Bottle market in Mount Airy at the beginning of November.

The woman whose name wasn’t called hit a jackpot of $50.000 for the Bonus Match 5 lottery.

“I’ve played Pick 3 in the past, but I've never played Bonus Match 5. I just had a hunch that I should try it.”

Before the results were revealed he handed the lucky ticket to her son for keeping as she used the application for the Maryland lottery to check the results after the drawing. Her son couldn’t believe she became a winner saying he made numerous attempts to re-scan the ticket to make it absolutely clear they were winners. 

“I texted her the picture of the message on my phone and called her,” the son said. “I said, ‘Ma, you have a winning ticket, look at your phone.”

The woman said she was surprised by the victory but not astonished.