Last-Minute Decision Brings $1 Million Win to Middletown Man

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Frederick County man becomes Maryland’s newest millionaire

A 34-year-old Middletown man went to buy a Mega Millions ticket last week, but quickly changed his mind after seeing Powerball had a $1 million second-tier prize. Until yesterday morning, he had no idea he had won the million-dollar prize from Saturday night’s drawing.

“I went online to the Frederick News-Post website and saw someone had bought the winning ticket in Middletown,” the engineer told Lottery officials. “I remembered that I had a five and a six on my ticket, so once I saw the winning numbers, I had a feeling it was me.”

After realizing his $1 million ticket was pinned to the corkboard in his office, he moved it to a safe place. “I kept it inside a book until I brought it here today.”

The occasional Lottery player plans to only let immediate family know about his secret windfall. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his house and invest the rest.

The lucky ticket was purchased at the Fountaindale Service Center, located at 4304 Old National Pike in Middletown. Just for selling the ticket, the retail location will receive a $2,500 commission.

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