Elkton Winner Shocked by $250K WinTuesday, June 21st, 2011
Claimed second-tier Mega Millions prize
Last week, a 33-year-old Elkton woman stopped at a local gas station. While inside, she asked the clerk which big Lottery jackpot game was taking place next. After being told it was Mega Millions, she purchased $10 worth of tickets for Friday night’s drawing. When she finally got around to checking the winning numbers on the Lottery’s website Sunday evening, she was stunned to learn that she was $250,000 richer.
“I shouted ‘get into the car,’ gathered up the kids and my mom, and drove to the store right away to check again,” she said. The next day, the whole family came to Lottery Headquarters to claim the prize. With the prize money, the winner would like to buy a house, pay her mother’s bills and save for cars for when her kids are old enough to drive.
The winning ticket was purchased at Elkton Shell, located at 298 Whitehall Rd. in Elkton. The retailer will receive a $1,000 commission just for selling the winning second-tier ticket.