Frederick Woman Wins Big Lottery Prize

She took home $100,000 in the Lucky Times 10 scratch off.

Juana Arriola of Frederick, a $100,000 winner in the Lucky Times 10 Lottery game (Photo from the Md. Lottery)

Baltimore, Md (KM) The Maryland Lottery’s has a new $100,000 winner. Spokesman Seth Elkin says Juana Arriola purchased a Lucky Times 10 scratch off ticket at Waverly Beer and Wine in Frederick, and came out a winner. “It was one of eight top prizes that are available on that ticket. There are still four of those that have not yet been claimed. She got one of the four that has been claimed so far,”: he says.

“I knew right away it was a winner,” Arriola said, in a statement from the Maryland Lottery. “But I couldn’t believe it was for $100,000.”

She continues “I’m so happy. I honestly can it’ believe it was for $100,000.”

Arriola, who is originally form Honduras, says she will used part of her winnings to purchase a new home for her parents in her native country. She also plans to help her family and save the rest for the future.

Elkin says Waverly Beer and Wine will also get $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for selling that winning ticket. “A win all the way around,”: he says.

Elkin says the Maryland Lottery has a number of games and promotions this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary. One of them is called Cash Bash promotion. “Now until the early part of August, for any $50 worth of tickets that you enter into ‘My Lottery Rewards’ account. you get an entry in the Cash Bash promotion. We’re going to give away 100 cash prizes between now and the early part of August,” he says.

Ten finalists will be chosen to participate in an event at the State Fair in September, and one of those finalists has a chance to win up to $5 million.

There’s also another scratch off ticket which costs  $50 called “50- years” “The top prize on it is $5 million which is the largest scratch off prize we’ve ever had,:” says Elkin. “We’ve had one of those prizes had been claimed already. There are still two more that are waiting to be found somewhere. And that’s a very  exciting thing for us as well.”

The Maryland Lottery has been running advertisements about its 50th anniversary. Some of the broadcast ads urged those playing the Lottery to gamble responsibly. “When we say play responsibly what we mean is exactly the kind of things you’re hearing on those ads which is don’t borrow money to play; know the odds; and approach it as a form of entertainment,” he says. “Playing  lottery games is something you should do for fun. If it’s not fun, stop and talk to somebody.”

Over the past 50 years, the Maryland Lottery says it has awarded more than $31.5 billion in prizes to players, and more than $18.6  billion in revenue to the state.

By Kevin McManus