Anne Arundel County Woman Credits the Almighty for Big Win

Claims $50,000 top prize on Winning Streak scratch-off   
Still awaiting her first paycheck in a new position and her last from her previous employer, an Anne Arundel County woman counted on her higher power to sort out the situation.  Little did she know that help was on the way, courtesy of a Maryland Lottery scratch-off purchase.
“It’s not like I was in dire straits,” said the mother and new grandmother. “It was just frustrating having to wait.”
On Friday, the cybersecurity specialist found herself at the Timbuktu Restaurant in Hanover. She decided to leave her revenue dilemma in higher hands and try an instant ticket. “I rarely play these things, but I do buy them for a family member who really enjoys them. She’d won recently with Winning Streak and had told me that I ought to try one so I did.”
It wasn’t until the next morning that the Hanover resident scratched off her big win. “There are 15 boxes on the ticket and I had matches in eight of them. It looked like they added up to $50,000 but ‘there’s no way that could be,’ I told myself. I never win anything.”
Input from her Lottery loving family and a nearby convenience store set her straight. “I asked the clerk to not react if what I thought I’d won turned out to be true,” said the 53-year-old. “I wanted to keep it quiet in the store.” The look on the man’s face convinced her that she could no longer claim to have

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