“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” a St. Mary’s County woman told Lottery officials when asked about her reaction to winning $25,000 in a March 24 Pick 5 drawing. This was the first big win for the “every day” player, and an experience that she will never forget. A regular player of the Lottery’s daily games, the 60-year-old receptionist added Pick 5 to her lineup when the game began last month. “I bought a new house recently and have been using its ZIP code as my Pick 5 number,” she said. She played both the midday and evening drawings on March 24. The local player was shocked when she checked the ticket’s results on Friday morning. “I really thought I was seeing things.” Happily, she was not. Her 50-cent wager on Thursday night’s Pick 5 bought her $25,000 when 2, 0, 6, 2 and 4 were drawn. “I was so excited that I called my daughter right away. I told her that my chest was hurting. She insisted I take a deep breath and enjoy the moment.” The Great Mills resident will use her winnings to help remodel her new home. She tells us she plans to stick with her lucky […]
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