Father-of-Nine Wins $250,000 Mega Millions PrizeTuesday, September 15th, 2009
The soft-spoken Centreville resident arrived at Lottery headquarters with just one of his daughters. But, he intends to share his good fortune will his entire brood of children. “Times are tough,” said the retired businessman, adding that in addition to helping his many kids, he would also make improvements to his home with his winnings.
The 82-year-old remained calm as he described his second-tier Mega Millions win. “I checked my numbers in the Washington Times newspaper,” he said.
“When I realized I had a $250,000 ticket, I immediately told my wife the good news.”
The winner’s game of choice is Mega Millions, which he plays occasionally, saying that the size of the jackpot doesn’t impact his decision to buy a ticket. In addition to his Mega Millions play, he also enjoys stamp collecting, gardening and listening to classical music.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Centreville Citgo, located at 426 Commerce St., in Centreville.