Mysterious 'urge' leads woman to $50,000 lottery prize

By Ben Hooper  |  Nov. 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM
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Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Maryland woman who won $50,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket said a mysterious "urge" led her to buy the ticket during her lunch break.

Rosa Moran, 48, told Maryland Lottery officials she was eating her lunch when she had a sudden bout of lotto fever and headed for a Dash In convenience store on the Eastern Shore.

"I was just sitting at the table having lunch, when I just had an urge to go out and get a scratch-off," Moran said.

She said she unusually buys only one ticket at a time, but curiosity led her to buy three $5 Diamonds & Gold Doubler tickets, the third of which paid off with a $50,000 top prize.

"I've never won this big, just small amounts like $25 to $50," Moran said.

"I was very happy and even cried a little bit," she said. "I was so excited that when I got home, I missed the entrance to my house!"

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