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$250,000 Mega Millions Winner Waits out the Storm

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Winner anxiously waited through hurricane weekend to claim prize

“We were praying that you guys would be open today,” said the very cheerful winner of a $250,000 Mega Millions prize. The Germantown resident was worried because Hurricane Irene had caused thousands of power outages and thought maybe Lottery Headquarters was out too. “What a relief to see you are open!”

The 52-year-old winner usually plays Mega Millions when the jackpot is high. But not even knowing the jackpot amount, she went against the grain last Tuesday and bought not one, but two $5 Mega Millions quick pick tickets. “I bought one at the 7-11 and then stopped at another store to do an errand for my husband and picked up the second ticket,” she said.

On Friday, when the winner was preparing for Hurricane Irene, she decided to check her tickets. The cashier printed out the numbers for her, which immediately revealed her win. “I called my husband, who was also shopping for hurricane supplies, and told him to head straight home,” she continued. “He thought I was kidding.” When he arrived, he double checked the numbers to confirm the win for his wife. With the storm, and a winning $250,000 Mega Millions ticket at home, they did not get much rest. But, she was thrilled and relieved to claim the prize today.  “I can get a good night’s sleep tonight!” she said.

The happy couple plans to use the winnings for bills and will put the rest in the bank. The winning ticket was purchased at 7-11 located at 19412 Walter Johnson Road in Germantown, Md.

  • Malibugurl613

    congratulation! Its gtreat to see someone from Maryland win big! You gotta play to win!!

  • cstrother70

    So, happy to see you win congrats…. People say no one in Baltimore win , well what about Cumberland/Cresaptown,MD.NO ONE ever wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cstrother70

    So, happy to see you win congrats…. People say no one in Baltimore win , well what about Cumberland/Cresaptown,MD.NO ONE ever wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      cstrother70: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories.. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      In fact, Wayne Gray from Cumberland just won $100,000 playing Winner Wishes. You can read his story here..

    • Anonymous

      cstrother70: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories.. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.

      In fact, Wayne Gray from Cumberland just won $100,000 playing Winner Wishes. You can read his story here..

  • Anonymous

    Reneebldnsbrg: You can find the Mega Millions payout chart hereto see if you won.

  • Anonymous

    congrats…wish it was me…

  • hazel mckelvin

    sleet,hail,rain,or snow, i want my dough, and than comes the sunshine. hurricanes nor earthquakes can keep me away from the higher stakes, just kidding, my health before wealth, just to let yall know i am happy for ya girl,its gonna be a cold day in JULY,and a hot day in DECEMBER, when my ship come in, thats how unique i am with mine, i am gonna let it shine, let it shine, that big jackpot of mine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. good night b-more.

  • Anonymous

    Lottery Player: Since both the Ravens and the Redskins play in the State the Maryland Lottery would like to be supportive to both

    Due to territorial rights of the NFL and part of the contract the lottery signed with both teams we are restricted to promote outside of each teams territory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/garland.fisher Garland Fisher

    Need Number for 15 Sep 2011

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ATDUQ7YDU3KXIHJ4CZEOCMSSZY Paler_shade_of_blue

    Good for you!

  • Solomon Solaru

    one is that l was so happy for this couple that won in their life time and also for people of maryland this show people like me that there’s hope in playing  may l and other luck like you too amen  solomon

  • Yup, Yep, Yes

    Stop hating and try to be happy for others….

  • Hmarvin46

    i feel the same way. keep on playing. it could be you!!

  • Anonymous

    Diane: Thanks for writing in. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations of our winners are all random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take a look at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State.



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