Two Big Mega Millions Prizes in Anne Arundel CountyWednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Mega Millions luck found two players on Friday who, by successfully matching five of the six winning numbers, each won the game’s $250,000 second-tier prize. The jackpot, however, remained elusive and has climbed to $64 million for tonight’s drawing.
One of the winning tickets was purchased at Pete’s Liquor Fair, located at 7342 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie. As for the other ticket, Lottery officials wonder if the winner is hundreds, if not thousands of miles away by now since it was purchased at Thurgood Marshall Airport.
“I hope we have a local winner,” said Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett. “But if they’re from out-of-town, they just need to come back within the next few months.” Lottery prizes must be claimed within 182 days of the drawing date.
The multi-state Mega Millions game is played in 42 jurisdictions – including Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. Mega Millions drawings can be seen on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:22 pm on WBAL-TV, channel 11.