Scratchcard player cruising after Maryland Lottery win

Monday February 7th 2011 Scratchcard player cruising after Maryland Lottery win

Maryland LotteryA lottery player from Maryland found out she’d won the holiday of a lifetime after scratching off a $5 Cruise for Cash instant ticket. Shirley Pendarvis went to buy lottery tickets at the Best 1 Food Market in Capital Heights last Tuesday, and after discovering she’d won $10 on a Blackjack game, must have thought it was her lucky day. And the 60-year-old wasn’t wrong.

Ms Pendarvis went on to scratch the Cruise for Cash ticket she’d also bought and found that her luck was really in – she’d won a seven-night cruise vacation for two.

“I saw I’d won a cruise. I’m so lucky. I held on to it real tight as everyone was gathering around.”

Ms Pendarvis, told Maryland Lottery organisers that she will take her sister-in-law, also called Shirley Pendarvis, on the cruise with her.

The pair will be flown to Florida where they will spend two nights in a deluxe hotel before setting sail with $1,000 of onboard credit and $500 worth of spending money.

Written by Katelin Thompson


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