Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A Washington woman said a family member's birthday and her desire for a cool beverage led to her winning a $100,000 prize from the Maryland Lottery.
The 29-year-old woman told Maryland Lottery officials she stopped at the 7-Eleven on Central Avenue in Capitol Heights because she was thirsty and wanted a cold soda.
While at the store, the woman decided to buy a pair of Pick 5 ticket using numbers based on a family member's birthday.
Each $1 ticket earned the player a $50,000 prize, netting her a total $100,000.
The winner said her prize money will go toward paying bills.