$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.

  • Dianesphotogallery

    Do I get a lucky break???

  • Erichancock2003

    my time is next,,,,Im happy for you all,really glad to see people blessed ,,because in these days where people are losing jobs and homes,,we need a escape route with is the lottery

    • Hmarvin46

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

  • Nicholas Hayes77

    Congrats!!! I love to hear when local people win.

    • Dianesphotogallery

        Me too!!!  Especially   B+MORE!!!!!!!

    • Dianesphotogallery

      YES!!!

  • Fiveseven1

    Congratulations!!  I’m happy for you guys.

  • Michaelcross40

    congrats thats whats up enjoy with your family

  • Michaelcross40

    congrats thats whats up enjoy with your family

  • Warren5171

    now spend it and enjoy it

  • Warren5171

    now spend it and enjoy it

  • Jenbowings

    i need some luck just like that

  • Jenbowings

    i need some luck just like that

  • James Washington

    thats beautiful that she shared it with her husband…kudo’s….good wife….

  • James Washington

    thats beautiful that she shared it with her husband…kudo’s….good wife….

  • DCooper

    Congratulations on your win!

  • DCooper

    Congratulations on your win!

  • BILL

    GOOD FOR THEN GOOD LUCK
    BILL

  • BILL

    GOOD FOR THEN GOOD LUCK
    BILL

  • Paulshuler

    good for them that is nice to see maryland people win

    • Dianesphotogallery

      Good for you!!!!

    • Dianesphotogallery

      Yeah some parts of Maryland seem to be very ,very,very very ,very LUCKY!!!!!!!

  • Paulshuler

    good for them that is nice to see maryland people win

  • Five Fingers

    That’s better than a insurance payout after this hurricane! God Bless you!

    • diane

      Would be nice if more Baltimoreans could win the big money too!!!!!!

      • 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.

      • Yup, Yep, Yes

        Stop hating and try to be happy for others….

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

        They do very often

  • Five Fingers

    That’s better than a insurance payout after this hurricane! God Bless you!



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