The retiree thought the lottery app was down when the husband checked the ticket. Now she is the winner


A retired state employee thought the lottery app was down when her husband scanned a ticket and a message appeared on the screen in Maryland.

But the application was good, and she ended up winning $100,000.

The woman’s husband give her It’s a $10 scratch-off ticket, the Maryland Lottery said in a Jan. 29 news release.

Lottery officials said she scratched him after dinner while the two were relaxing and watching the news.

When she finished, she asked her husband to scan the ticket using his lottery app. That’s when the message “Go to retailer” appeared on his screen.

“I thought he wasn’t a winner or his lottery app was down,” she told lottery officials.

But when they went to the lottery office, they learned they had a ticket worth $100,000.

The couple celebrated the big win and promised each other not to share the news with anyone.

Now they have plans to spend some of that money on renovating “small” homes and save some of it.

The ticket was purchased at a grocery store in Delmar.

Delmar is located about 115 miles southeast of Baltimore.

Many people can gamble or play games of chance without harm. However, for some, gambling is an addiction that can destroy lives and families.

If you or a loved one is showing signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the National Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700 Or visit National Council for Problem Gambling website.

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