Cool Million Pushes the Mercury Higher for Delaware WomanTuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Claims Maryland Lottery’s Top prize on Big Money Megaplay scratch-off
With soaring temps, it can be hard to think of anything but air conditioning, but not for a Laurel, Delaware woman. The 35 year-old’s temperature began to rise even higher when she revealed a sizzling-hot $1 million prize on a Big Money Megaplay scratch-off.
“I’m still in shock. I almost passed out when I scratched the ticket,” she explained, referring to one of the two scratch-offs the retail manager purchased on her way home from work. When she returned home, she scratched both tickets. On the second scratch-off, one of her winning numbers matched and she slowly revealed the million dollar prize emblem underneath the matching number. “I stopped dead in my tracks and dropped everything. I had to look at it several times before it registered,” she said.
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The woman and her boyfriend shared the excitement of the win, but plan to keep news of the win quiet. The lucky winner says she plans to use her prize winnings to purchase a car and for a down-payment on a house and will bank the remainder. The winning ticket was purchased at OC Road Beer & Wine in Salisbury.