- An Uber Eats driver won a $250,000 jackpot prize between trips, according to the Maryland Lottery.
- The winner discovered her fortune while sitting in her car, CNN reported on Sunday.
- She plans to use the winnings to settle some bills and put a downpayment on a house.
delivery driver from Odenton, Maryland, struck it lucky after buying a scratch-off lottery ticket for $250,000.
According to CNN, who reported the story on Sunday, the winner — dubbed “Grateful Mom” for the purpose of anonymity — was sitting in her car waiting for her next job when she scratched off the winning ticket.
She told the Maryland Lottery her Uber Eats app alerted her to her next job within seconds but she immediately said to herself: “I don’t want to do Uber Eats right now!”
She added: “Man, I was sitting in that car going crazy!”
The 47-year-old hit the jackpot through a single play of the “CASH” scratch-off game. Players have to pay $10 for a ticket with a top prize of $250,000.
“Grateful Mom” is a regular scratch-off ticket player but usually limits her purchases.
On the day she won, she stopped by a Quick Save Mart, located at 524 Defense Highway in Annapolis, and picked out a few instant tickets. She used the Maryland Lottery app on her phone to see remaining tickets with top prizes.
That’s when the $10 “CASH” game caught her eye. After purchasing just one CASH scratch-off, “Grateful Mom” returned to her car and discovered her big win shortly afterwards.
“Grateful Mom” intends to use her winnings to settle some bills, provide some financial support to her kids, and put a downpayment on a house.