Mechanicsville Man Wins $250,000 Mega Millions Second-Tier PrizeFriday, June 22nd, 2012
Regularly Played Numbers Yield Big Win
“I’ve been playing these same numbers for about a year now,” said a very enthused 39-year-old Mechanicsville player. It’s a good thing he was consistent, because his numbers yielded him a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions win from the drawing on Tuesday, June 19th.
The winner, who cuts grass part time, had just finished a job Tuesday morning when he played his Mega Millions numbers. He stopped at a local gas station, but realizing he had no cash, he attempted to get some out of an ATM. “It wouldn’t take either one of my credit cards,” he said. Frustrated, the Baltimore County employee went to a nearby bank to retrieve some cash. He then decided to go to the store that was next to the bank to get his Lottery tickets. “I played my normal $10 that I play for each drawing,” he said with a grin. “I play $5 on each ticket.”
The lucky player then headed to work and did not check his tickets until the next day. When he saw his numbers matched, he excitedly told his wife. “I’ll just say, I did not get much sleep last night,” said the player. The father-of-two plans to use his winnings to pay off two new cars that he just purchased for himself and his wife. He plans to keep the rest as a nest egg for his family. The winning ticket was purchased at A&B Liquor located at 28260 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville.