Maria Cruz Juarez happy to be holding her $20,000 Lottery prize
Plainville Grandmother Remembers to Check Her Lottery Tickets, Cashes $20,000
November 09, 2016 --
Always check your tickets! That’s the lesson that Maria Cruz Juarez realized after claiming $20,000 on her “Mega Money 24th Edition
” ticket. Cruz Juarez purchased a ticket and placed it in her purse to play later on. “I forgot about [the ticket]. I was doing my laundry and remembered.”
The lucky winner bought two tickets, “It’s my favorite! I scratched the first [ticket], saw $20,000 and said ‘Oh my gosh!’ I asked my husband, ‘Is it real?’” Cruz Juarez’s husband responded, “Yes, just don’t get too excited…” advising her to use a Ticket Checker. After scanning the winning ticket, she couldn’t help but be ecstatic!
Mega Money has been a lucky game for Cruz Juarez for quite some time. Last week, she won a smaller prize and treated her grandchildren to lunch. Cruz Juarez wants to do more of the same with her new winnings by bringing all her family over to her son’s restaurant.
For selling the winning ticket, Sam’s Quick Mart located on 2201 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in Marion will receive a $200 check from the CT Lottery.