We all have our favourite lottery games to play and for Vanessa Troyer-Etienne from Beltsville in Maryland, USA, it’s the Silver Spring Keno game. She loves it even more now after winning $30,000 playing that game.
The lucky player was with her husband when deciding to again try her luck on the Silver Spring Keno game. Vanessa purchased her winning ticket from the Sunrise Market & Deli in Beltsville and as usual she chose the numbers that the couple always like to play.
They hadn’t had any luck playing the Silver Spring Keno game but decided to have just one more game. As often happens, that additional game resulted in a big win. The mother-of-four used some of her favourite numbers, namely 07-13-20-36-72 and that was the selection that won her $30,000.
When I saw the Super Bonus was 20, I thought maybe we had something,” said Vanessa’s husband. “I recognized four numbers right away, but all five were there.” The jubilant couple immediately scanned their Silver Spring Keno ticket using the Maryland Lottery’s mobile app and to their delight, it came up with the magic words, “Congratulations! You are a $30,000 winner.”
However, Mrs Troyer-Etienne initially thought that the app had told her their Silver Spring Keno win was just $3,000. Recently we told you about an Irish player who thought he’d won €5,000 but had in fact won a €1,005,000 EuroMillions prize.John Bowman from Scotland also made a mistake and his £10,000 win was actually a £10m UK Lotto windfall.
The couple had been dreaming about a big win just before they purchased their winning Silver Spring Keno ticket, but their win surpassed their dreams as they only hoped to win $10,000. The lucky players co-own a bar in Montgomery County in the state of Maryland, then went home and safely hid their winning Silver Spring Keno ticket in Vanessa’s wallet for fear of losing it. Still unsure, she kept checking it until taking it to Lottery HQ in Baltimore.
It’s the latest big win in Maryland after Walker Bazemore won $30,000 on a Polar Pay-out scratch card. Also celebrating was a 22-year-old man who landed a $100,000 win playing a “$100,000 Crossword” scratch card game.
The lucky winners plan to use their winnings to buy some holiday gift and put the rest towards their business, which is just what £148m EuroMillions winner Gillian Bayford did.
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