Maryland Lottery: Linda Bolt won $50,000

Maryland (STL.News) Winning the $50,000 top prize on the Maryland Lottery’s Deluxe Crossword 6th edition game was a thrill for Linda Bolt of Bowie, who said the real celebration will come when she shares the windfall with her family.

The mother of four sons and grandmother of eight says “everyone will get something.”  She added, “Seeing their faces and being excited about it will be the celebration for me.”

The 61-year-old retired to take care of her aging mother.  She is very grateful for the Lottery win, saying, “This is truly a blessing.”

A Prince George’s County resident, Linda enjoys playing scratch-off games and says it’s most exciting “when you win.” Day to day, she plays for “the excitement of scratching to see if you win and what you win.”  Previously, she picked up small prizes and one $500 win.