The woman said she put the tickets on her nightstand for safekeeping.
"When I buy Lottery tickets, I never watch the drawings or even check to see if I won until a few days later," she said. "What I didn't know is that after my cat knocked some papers off my nightstand, a few of my tickets ended up falling behind my bed. I didn't see the additional papers behind my bed until I did some spring cleaning."
The woman said she used the Maryland Lottery app to check the tickets.
"To my surprise, one of them was a winner!"
The woman visited lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim her $50,000 prize.
"I don't have big plans for the money," she said. "I will pay off some home improvement projects and donate 10 percent to my church. I will use some of this money to help people."