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Woman wins lottery jackpot just months after her father

A Maryland woman won a $50,000 lottery jackpot just half a year after her father won the same amount. Photo by Pung/Shutterstock.com
A Maryland woman won a $50,000 lottery jackpot just half a year after her father won the same amount. Photo by Pung/Shutterstock.com

Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Maryland woman discovered lottery luck runs in the family when she won a $50,000 prize less than a year after her father collected the same amount.

The 49-year-old Frederick County woman told Maryland Lottery officials she hadn't intended to buy a lottery ticket when she visited the Pilot Travel Center in Hagerstown, but her father's recent experience made her reconsider.

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"I saw the Lottery display and immediately flashed to my dad winning $50,000 last summer," the woman said. "I remembered that he'd won with a multiplier ticket."

The player selected a 50X The Cash scratch-off.

"When I saw that they had a multiplier game, I just had to get one," she said.

The lucky winner scratched off a $50,000 prize and quickly called her father.

"It was pretty early in the morning. I was on the way to work," she said. "Dad was groggy, but when I told him what I saw on the ticket he immediately became super excited for me."

The winner said her husband's response was more skeptical.

"He was sure that I was joking. He just wouldn't believe it," she said. "When I'd buy a ticket with him in the past, he'd tell me that there was no chance I'd win, that the odds were against the family winning big twice."

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