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Mega Millions Win Comes at Perfect Time for Chester Man

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Wins $10,000 Third-Tier Prize

Himelrick $10K Mega MillionsFriday brought a much needed win for Stephen Himelrick of Chester. The elevator mechanic/constructer became $10,000 richer after the evening’s Mega Millions drawing. Stephen, a victim of the struggling economy, was laid off last July.  He said the big win was just what he and his wife needed.

Bought with his change at the gas station last Thursday, the winning ticket sat in Stephen’s dresser until Saturday morning when he checked the numbers online. The room was filled with a shocked silence as the 52-year-old sat in disbelief.  However, the other end of a phone call to his wife was a very different scene.  His wife was with her mother and daughter — they were all jumping and screaming in celebration.

The couple plans to use their winnings to pay bills, put some in savings, and treat themselves to a nice seafood dinner. The winning ticket was sold at Friendly Food Store, located at 1383 Main Street in Stevensville.

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