Patriots fan wins $100,000 from Ravens lottery ticket

By Ben Hooper  |  Sept. 18, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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Sept. 18 (UPI) -- A New England Patriots fan in Maryland is rethinking her team loyalty after winning $100,000 from a Baltimore Ravens scratch-off lottery ticket.

The 53-year-old Baltimore woman told Maryland Lottery officials she ended up with a pair of $5 Baltimore Ravens scratch-off tickets despite her preference for the New England Patriots when she requested $30 worth of random games at G&T Liquors in Baltimore.

"It didn't matter that a Ravens scratch-off was in the bunch," she said. "I just like playing all of the scratch-offs."

The woman said playing outside her fandom paid off when the first ticket turned out to be a winner.

"I thought it was a $5 winner, but saw it was really $100,000," she said. "I didn't know I would get the big one, but I just did."

She said the jackpot might be enough to shift her team allegiance -- to the delight of her husband, a Ravens fan.

"Yes, I like the Ravens now," she said. "I might even watch the next game."

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