A housekeeper from Maryland reportedly won her third $50,000 lottery prize in recent years from a scratch-off ticket bought from the same store.

The 61-year-old winner, who hails from Montgomery County, reportedly bought the winning ticket at Talbert's Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda. She bought two $5 Lucky scratch-off tickets from the store. The first ticket didn't win her any money. However, when she scratched the second ticket, it landed her the game's top prize of $50,000, CNN reported.

Surprisingly, this is not her first lottery win. She has won the $50,000 lottery prize two times in 2018. In August of 2018, she won the $50,000 prize money for the first time by playing $50,000 Bonus Cash. Two months later, in October 2018, she won the prize again by playing Cash Craze Doubler, Insider reported.

After buying the tickets from the store, she got into her car parked outside the establishment and scratched the tickets. When she realized that she had won the lottery for the third time, she said that "she was surprised and in shock" and called her best friend.

"When she told me, I was so happy for her," the best friend said. "It was hard to believe that she won $50,000 again."

The winner said that she was shocked to win the lottery for the third time.

"I just didn't believe it, again!" she said.

"People play every day and not win," she said. "It's amazing that I won three times."

The woman plans to use the winning lottery money for some much-needed home improvements.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a Prince George's County man won $100,000 after he purchased a $30 scratch-off at a local liquor store, MSN reported.

The winner, identified as Jemmelle Murphy, a commercial construction worker in Brandywine, Maryland for almost 15 years, went to Waldorf Liquors to cash his paycheck when he decided to buy a $30 Maryland Lottery $100,000 Lucky game scratch-off.

He scratched off his game ticket in the store and quickly realized that he had won the $100,000 prize.

Murphy said that he plans to launch a deck-building business with the lottery money.

“I’m just blessed,” Murphy said. “I’ve stayed focused and done good and good things have happened.”

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