MIDDLETOWN, MARYLAND — This is possibly the smartest lottery winner ever. Not only did she win twice, but no one knows her identity.
According to United Press International (UPI), the woman — who has named herself “Mrs. Maga Fortune” — hasn’t revealed her true identity to the public, even upon taking the required photo op while holding the “big check.”
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Note: It’s unconfirmed whether “Maga” stands for “Make America Great Again.”
“The prize money takes a load off when it comes to bills and living expenses.”
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HERE’S HOW IT HAPPENED
During one of her lunch breaks, the 54-year-old woman bought and played a $30 scratch ticket from Middletown BP, in Frederick County. The source says she actually scratched the ticket while still at the store.
After scratching, “Mrs. Maga Fortune” said she hid the ticket in a safe place and returned to work.
However, she didn’t mention her newfound fortune to any of her coworkers. Once home, she was able to verbally explode to her husband about the winnings.
The source reports her final decision as follows.
“The woman chose to receive her winnings in annuity, which comes to about $66,000 a year for the next 20 years.”
UPI notes that this isn’t the first time she’s won the lottery. According to the source, a few years ago, she won $100,000 on a scratch ticket as well.
Note: Public identity is one of the main concerns people have after winning the lottery is public identity. It’s the fact everyone will know and possibly target you — given the new financial situation you’ve just entered. So, this woman’s method is quite witty. She even kept her face out the camera as well — choosing the hide behind the “big check” rather than revealing her face to the world.
It seems like she’s not the only person keeping their identities concealed.
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