Sykesville Woman Wins $250,000 Mega Millions PrizeMonday, April 20th, 2009
Tomorrow Night’s Jackpot is $130 Million
Frances Kochanski, a 58-year-old housewife from Sykesville, had a strange feeling that she should play Mega Millions on Friday. She told Lottery officials that she believed it was a sign from her deceased mother, who passed away this past January. Frances’ intuition was right. Frances matched all the winning numbers except the Mega Ball to win a second-tier $250,000 Mega Millions prize.
“My mom told me a week before she died that although she wasn’t able to give me much, she promised that somehow she would help me financially,” said Frances.
“I believe this is my mother’s way of helping me out.” The lucky winner also said that her mother’s birthday was April 19th. “What a great gift for her to give me.”
Frances was accompanied to Lottery Headquarters by her husband, Bob. Still shocked by their win, the couple intends to take a trip to Disney World with their prize money. They also plan to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary in style this June.
This is the eleventh $250,000 Mega Millions winner in Maryland this year, and the second winning $250,000 ticket sold in Eldersburg in a little over a month. In March, the second-tier winner was sold at Carrolltowne Liquors. This latest $250,000 winning ticket was purchased at Eldersburg Exxon on the Run, located on Liberty Road in Eldersburg.