Nearly a year ago, Victoria Sadler won $25,000 in the Maryland Lottery after she used her grandson’s birthday to pick her numbers.
Recently, the grandmother decided to try her luck with the numbers again — and it paid off big time, according to an Aug. 28 news release from the Maryland Lottery.
Sadler had just claimed a second-chance prize from the lottery headquarters when she decided to play a Pick 5 ticket, lottery officials said. So she headed to a Royal Farms in Baltimore and placed a $1 straight bet for the Aug. 10 drawings.
She used her grandson’s birthday again, and she won a $50,000 prize, she told officials.
“When I realized I won, my jaw was on the floor! I was so happy, I couldn’t believe it,” Sadler said in the release.
The 59-year-old from Nottingham told officials she plans to treat her family to a trip to Walt Disney World and save the rest.
Nottingham is about 10 miles northeast of Baltimore.
Many people can gamble or play games of chance without harm. However, for some, gambling is an addiction that can ruin lives and families.
If you or a loved one shows signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the national gambling hotline at 1-800-522-4700 or visiting the National Council on Problem Gambling website.