Boredom led this Maryland woman to make one uncharacteristic move that scored her the ultimate payday, Michael Wheeler Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Boredom will cause humans to make interesting decisions.

Oftentimes that’s for the worst.

But this time boredom led this Maryland woman to make one uncharacteristic move that scored her the ultimate payday.

The third time was the charm for a Maryland lottery winner

Just a few weeks ago, a Maryland woman who is only identified by the name “Yeyo” was working at a grocery store on Maryland’s Eastern Shore when she got bored.

So she bought a few scratch-off lottery tickets to kill some time.

The Salisbury, Maryland native told the Maryland Lottery the first two tickets weren’t winners, so she decided to buy just one more.

As it turns out, the third time was the charm.

She scanned the last $150,000 Extreme instant lotto ticket and found out it was a winner.

“I thought it was $50, but it read a $150,000 win. I thought, ‘This can’t be real,’” she told the Maryland Lottery.

Yeyo asked her coworker to take a second look at the ticket just to make sure she wasn’t imagining things.

Her coworker confirmed that she had just won the lottery game’s top prize of $150,000.

Yeyo called her husband to tell him that she won, and he was happy but a bit confused, he told the Maryland Lottery.

He said, “It was so hard to believe that she won because I am the one who plays. I had to see it for myself, so I immediately drove to her work.”

Once he confirmed his wife had won, Yeyo says her husband gave her a huge hug.

The couple kept the tickets at home until they were able to go to the Maryland Lottery headquarters where they could collect the prize together.

For now, Yeyo told the Maryland Lottery she doesn’t have any plans set in stone for her winnings just yet, so she’s going to put the money in the bank.

The scratcher game debuted on March 18, 2024, and costs $10 per play, according to the Maryland Lottery website.

There’s still more money to be made

According to the rules of the game, a player wins when they match their numbers to a winning number.

After Yeyo won, four additional $150,000 prizes remain.

There are also thousands of other prizes including fourteen $10,000 prizes and twenty-five $1,000 prizes yet to be claimed.

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency was founded in 1973, and has contributed $19.3 billion to the state since its inception.

According to the organization, “To achieve our mission, we provide entertaining games that are run with honesty, integrity, and transparency, and give Marylanders 18 years of age and older the chance to win cash and other great prizes.”

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