Maryland woman, 70, buys tickets for wrong lottery drawing, then wins $50,000

A Maryland woman who bought lottery tickets for the wrong drawing ended up winning a $50,000 prize as a result of her mistake.

The 70-year-old Laurel woman told Maryland Lottery officials she went to the Laurel Shoppers store to get some tickets for the Sept. 1 Multi-Match drawing.

The woman stated that it wasn’t until she checked her tickets after the drawing that she realized she had purchased tickets for the Bonus Match 5 drawing rather than the Multi-Match drawing.

One of the tickets ended up being a $50,000 winner.

“I couldn’t believe it because I had only ever won $500 dollars before, so this is by far my biggest win. I have so many plans for this money,” the winner said.

The woman said her plans for the winnings include paying off her mortgage and funding her retirement.

Woman wins $10 million after accidentally pushing the wrong button

Last November, Edwards had just put $40 into a lottery ticket vending machine at a supermarket in Los Angeles when “some rude person” bumped into her, causing her to accidentally push the wrong number on the machine.

“He just bumped into me, didn’t say a thing and just walked out the door,” Edwards said.

But once she was in her car, she started scratching the $30 ticket, and realized she’d won the top prize of $10 million.

“I didn’t really believe it at first, but I got on the 405 freeway and kept looking down at (the ticket), and I almost crashed my car,” Edwards said. “I pulled over, looked at it again and again, scanned it with my (California Lottery mobile) app, and I just kept thinking this can’t be right.”

Edwards said she is going to use her winnings to buy a house and start a nonprofit organization.