MD Uber Eats Driver Wins $250,000 in the Lottery

Chidi Michaels
The woman is known as "Grateful Mom" for anonymity purposes.(Courtesy of The Maryland Lottery)

For anyone that believes that their fortune is against them, this is a reminder to never say never. A Maryland Uber Eats driver and mother of five is sitting comfortably after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket a few weeks ago that eventually earned her $250,000.

The winner, renamed “Grateful Mom” to keep her obscurity, was sitting in her car waiting for her next delivery when she realized she scratched off the winning ticket.

Man, I was sitting in that car going crazy!” 'Grateful Mom' recounted to the Maryland Lottery. “I checked it with my app and saw it was for $250,000.”

Within seconds of her realization, the Uber Eats app buzzed.

“I said, ‘I don’t want to do Uber Eats right now!'” she declared.

‘Grateful Mom,’ — aged 47 — won the reward through a sole play of the “CASH” scratch-off game; a $10 ticket that can potentially earn you winnings of up to $250,000.

As stated by the Maryland Lottery recently published story, the Anne Arundel County resident is a frequent player of other scratch-offs, but typically limits her ticket purchasing to two or three instant tickets in a row, often playing in between Uber Eats deliveries.

In this certain instance, things went a little differently.

“Grateful Mom” made a stop at Quick Save Mart and used the Maryland Lottery app to see her chances of winning on other types of tickets — that’s when the $10 “CASH” game caught her eye. She used the earnings from her other low-amount winning tickets to cash out and buy the $250,000 scratch-off ticket.

It was a last-ditch effort that paid off tremendously.

Though she has been awarded small prizes here and there for past tickets, including a not-too-shabby $1,500, the quarter of a million dollars was by far her largest return to date.

“Grateful Mom” expresses intentions of using the earnings to pay some outstanding bills and supply financial aid to her children; this is in addition to putting a down payment on a home.

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