One lucky Maryland teacher won big when her husband bought a scratch-off lottery ticket after a particularly tough week. Robyn Mejia and her husband only play the lottery once a year, but their 2022 ticket has exceeded their expectations.
Robyn Mejia teaches elementary school. Robyn, 39, has been a teacher for 18 years, but the last couple of years have been difficult for educators.
As a result of COVID-19 shutdowns and transitioning to alternative teaching methods, it has been difficult to ensure that students are getting what they need in the classroom. Add to this spring fever, which seems to affect all school-aged children at this time of year, and our teachers have a lot on their plate!
Robyn’s husband purchased her a $5 “Ca$h to Go!” scratch-off lottery ticket to cheer her up, believing it would be a pleasant gift. The ticket proved to be more than just a token of affection. In actuality, the winning ticket was valued $50,000 and was purchased at 7-Eleven #28960 in Thurmont.
Suddenly, Robyn’s horrible week was over! Robyn, a mother of two, and her husband have been putting money down on a new house. Thanks to the winning scratch-off lottery tickets, they don’t have to wait any longer. “We have been saving up for a down payment on a house, hoping to be able to close by the end of the year,” Robyn said in a statement to the Maryland Lottery. It’s time to get started!’”””
Robyn’s husband took the scratch-off lottery ticket into the store to be scanned for verification since he wanted to make sure it was a winner. They then asked their brother-in-law to scan it with the Maryland Lottery app. It was indeed real!
During her school’s spring vacation, Robyn redeemed the ticket in Baltimore. 7-Eleven #28960, the winning seller, won a $500 bonus for selling the top prize in this game!