Maryland woman wins $2 million after $100,000 jackpot

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Dec. 11, 2017 at 1:03 PM
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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A Maryland woman who won a $2,000,000 lottery jackpot revealed this isn't her first brush with newfound fortune -- she previously won $100,000.

The 54-year-old Middletown woman, who dubbed herself "Mrs. Maga Fortune," told Maryland Lottery officials after winning the top prize from a $2,000,000 Fortune scratch-off that she won a $100,000 jackpot only a few years ago.

The winner said she bought her recent winner at the Middletown BP station in Frederick County during her lunch break and scratched the ticket while still at the store.

She said she stowed the ticket in a safe place and returned to work, where she remained mum about her incoming windfall until she told her husband later in the evening.

The woman chose to receive her winnings in annuity, which comes to about $66,000 a year for the next 20 years.

"The prize money takes a load off when it comes to bills and living expenses," the winner said.

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