"I feel the urge to get a ticket or two around payday," Hartman said.
Hartman said she gravitated toward the Fast Play games, which offer the chance to win instantly.
"These last couple of years, I've picked a Fast Play game when playing," she said. "I like knowing if I won right away."
Hartman said she ended up buying three $10 Lucky Numbers tickets.
"The first didn't get me anything, the second $10 and, with the winnings, I bought one more," she said.
The player said she was in disbelief when she saw the third ticket had earned her a $50,000 jackpot. She said her husband also required some convincing.
"I was sick to my stomach and shaking from the shock. I showed him outside at the car and he studied it over and over. Then, he looked up and smiled," Hartman recalled.
Hartman said her winnings will go into the bank as savings for her daughter's education.