Maryland woman wins $25,000 lottery prize with numbers from sister’s dream

A Maryland woman said the numbers that earned her a $25,000 lottery prize came from an unusual source: her sister’s dream.

The 68-year-old Cockeysville woman told Maryland Lottery officials she often uses numbers from her own dreams to play Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5, but she recently decided to use some numbers from a dream her sister described to her to buy a Pick 5 ticket.

The woman said her sister described a dream where she was riding on a bus with the number “23815,” so she decided to buy a 50-cent ticket for the July 29 midday drawing with the numbers 2-3-8-1-5. Her ticket was purchased from the Food Lion store in Cockeysville.

The player said she was stunned when she checked the drawing results on the lottery app.

“I was excited. I saw nothing in my Pick 3 and Pick 4 tickets, but when I checked the Pick 5 it was straight across. I couldn’t believe it,” she said.

The ticket earned her a $25,000 prize.

The winner said her prize money will go toward paying bills.