Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

August 13, 2019

“Peaceful Warrior” of Chesapeake Beach maintains her composure while claiming a $50,000 prize in the $5 Winning Streak game.

A mild-mannered Chesapeake Beach woman who followed in her father’s footsteps when it comes to playing the Maryland Lottery was calm on the surface but bubbling with excitement on the inside. She had just claimed a $50,000 top prize in the Winning Streak scratch-off game.

“I’m extremely happy,” she said.

At 45, “Peaceful Warrior” has decades of experience playing draw games like Mega Millions and Powerball. Her Winning Streak hit is by far the biggest for her or her father, who is a seasoned scratch-off player. The Calvert County woman has won $2 here and $40 there on Mega Millions and Powerball but never captured a big prize.

On occasion, while buying her usual draw game tickets, “Peaceful Warrior” also picks up an instant game. That’s exactly what happened Aug. 7 when she stopped at the South River BP gas station while on an excursion north from Chesapeake Beach to Edgewater.

She scratched off the $5 Winning Streak instant ticket and revealed several number matches for thousands of dollars. “Peaceful Warrior” was excited, but part of her couldn’t come to terms with the reality of the situation. She decided to check the win with her dad.

“I went over to his house to have him verify,” she said. As for his reaction: “He was kind of amazed and shocked, like I was amazed and shocked.”

As for spending her winnings, “Peaceful Warrior” plans to pay some bills and enjoy a low-key dinner celebration. In addition, she may add more scratch-offs to her usual draw game ticket purchase but isn’t planning any big changes to her Lottery routine.

Also having reason to celebrate is the South River BP gas station at 3226 Solomons Island Road in Edgewater. The Lottery retailer picks up a $500 bonus for selling a top-prize winning scratch-off. The bonus equals 1 percent of the prize.

“Peaceful Warrior” of Chesapeake Beach maintains her composure while claiming a $50,000 prize in the $5 Winning Streak game.

7 Responses to Calvert County Woman Follows Her Father’s Lottery Footsteps Which Wins Her $50,000

  1. C.T. on August 13, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    why should one person get this much money. they should only be allowed to keep like 10% and the rest could go to food banks and education programs for the poor of somd.

    • Synonymous on August 13, 2019 at 7:38 pm

      You don’t, the state does tax it and the money is supposed to go to programs, almost 50% tax on higher prizes, and still nothing gets fixed. Blame Steny, Benny, Chrissy, and Elijah…I’m sure it’s always an honest mistake.

    • Reality on August 14, 2019 at 6:22 am

      Get real.

      Firstly – You are as warped as they are.

      Socialist minded, in wanting to take from those who have wealth, to redistribute it to those who don’t. As if you are God.

      Let everyone use their skills and work for their own living – and then be proud of their accomplishments. In this country of so many opportunities, there is no justice in punishing those who achieve, by giving a free ride to those who chose not to. Money runs out – eventually, no matter how much is won in a silly game. Then what? Back to normal? Is contentment really acquired?

      Lastly, get real. They advertise the lottery highlighting those very few who win money, but never show the lines of the desperate daily losers, wrapped around the convenience store lots every single day – by the millions. Wasting their money while building the pot for one or two others.
      Life is a carnival game.

      Here is an idea: Mind your own affairs and work hard with your talents, do right, respect God, care for others and your family – you will do just great with what you achieve.

      Stop looking around at the lives of others with envy. In this nation, everyone has the opportunity to achieve a good standard of living – regardless of what social media and the socialist money mongers want you to believe.

    • poorsport on August 14, 2019 at 7:45 am

      that is why we pay taxes on our winnings. she probably didnt get to keep all that.

      if you are jealous, maybe you should play? cant win if you dont play.

  2. Anonymous on August 13, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Because it was her money that bought the ticket. Who are you to tell someone where their money should go? Freaking liberal mindset!
    Peaceful Warrior, enjoy your winnings!

  3. SBD on August 13, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Good for you!….hey, ya got 20 grand I can borrow??

  4. Anonymous on August 16, 2019 at 2:59 am

    Congrats Peaceful Warrior!!