Mums the Word with Mega WinThursday, August 12th, 2010
Crownsville Man Wins $250,000 Mega Millions Prize
An Anne Arundel County man is happy he returned to the same store where he purchased Lottery tickets earlier this week. When he walked in, the 60-year-old was told by a store employee that his store sold a winning $250,000 Mega Millions ticket from Tuesday night’s drawing. The clerk told him that he should check his tickets.
The winner went home and immediately told his wife the news. His wife replied, “I bought some things at the store and I hope you won enough to pay for the items I bought.” Then, they went to the Lottery’s website at mdlottery.com to look up the winning numbers. The couple, who have been married for over 30 years, realized they won but still didn’t know how much. They checked out the prize table online and realized the ticket was worth $250,000. “I thought it was much lower,” the winner said. “It was a big surprise.”
The winner, who doesn’t have any plans for his prize right now, said he has no intention of telling anyone. The winning ticket was sold at Bay Bridge Liquor Mart, located at 1598-G Whitehall Road in Annapolis. To win the second-tier prize, players must match all five white balls, only missing the Mega Ball. There was no jackpot winner Tuesday, making Friday night’s drawing worth $75 million.