Karen Martin wins BIG

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 6:00pm

Sometimes it’s good to scratch that itch.

Block Island Grocery store employee Karen Martin told The Times that she won $5,000 on a Rhode Island State Lottery scratch ticket on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Martin said she did some scratching on a “100 X The Cash” $10 lottery ticket, and then some math, and realized that she was a winner. Contestants can win up to $100,000 on that particular game.

As for what she’s going to do with her winnings, Martin said, while clutching her ticket, “I’m going to go on vacation. I’m going to spend time with my grandson, who is having surgery.” (Her grandson is Mason Miro.)

Martin said she is on a lucky streak, and noted that she won $2,300 while playing the penny slots at Foxwoods the previous Sunday.