It is a common saying that lightning never strikes the same spot twice. But not for this 31-year-old Maryland woman who won big twice in less than 12 hours.
The Lucky Number is Pink
The woman, a nursing assistant and mother of four, played as Chicklet31. She first cashed out $11,000 at Ocean Downs Casino, which she visited after her late-night shift.
After leaving the casino at 1am, she decided that she would buy a scratch ticket from Maryland Lottery on the following day. She also visited a convenience store in Princess Anne around noon. There, she chose a pink-colored Extreme Cash ticket ticket which won her the $100,000 top prize.
The woman spoke to Maryland Lottery about why she bought the ticket. There was no logic to it. She stated, “I bought the scratch-off because it stoodout to me and pink was my favorite color.”
She joked that she was lucky because she was wearing the same clothes as when she bought the instant scratch card.
“Chicklet” is now the 60th top prize winner in $100,000 Extreme Cash scratch off game. It also becomes the third highest-prize winner of the game in the last two week,” Maryland Lottery officials said. They added that the $1,000 bonus would be given to the convenience store where the winning tickets were sold.
Chicklet plans to use the unexpected cash to visit her son, who is living in China, and to further her education in order to advance her professional career.
Additional Recent Multiple Wins
Maryland Lottery was also involved in another double-win by the state, scored by an Amazon employee of Baltimore aged 56 who won big twice in just two months.
The February prize of $50,000 was won by a lucky scratch-off player in Crazy 8s. This allowed him to increase his January win of $30,000 from the $5 scratch-off lottery game.
Multiple wins in succession are rare, but not impossible, but what happened to a Vietnam vet of Fall River, 50 mi south of Boston, Massachusetts would most likely never again.
The man bought six Lucky for Life tickets in December with exactly the same numbers. He won cash prizes of nearly $2 million from each of them. One ticket was left to pay him $25,000 annually.