Two Big Wins, Same Lucky Store

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Powerball Jackpot and Mega Millions Second-Tier Prize Hit at Wine World

Just last September, Lottery officials were congratulating the $108.8 million winners of Maryland’s first Powerball jackpot prize. That winning ticket was purchased at Wine World, located at 406-A Constant Friendship Blvd. in Abingdon. Then, last Friday, the Lottery team once again welcomed a lucky Wine World patron to Lottery Headquarters. This winner claimed a second-tier $250,000 Mega Millions prize.

“What are the odds of two big wins like that?” asked the winner of the Mega Millions prize. “And, my number for the Mega Ball was only off by one digit.” The winning mega ball number was 27 and the winner had 26. Had that number matched, Wine World would have been celebrating two jackpot wins.

The Mega Millions winner, a 32-year-old Comcast employee, realized he had won the $250,000 prize when he checked his tickets at a grocery store about a week ago. The father-of-two was stunned to see the message that he needed to cash his prize at Lottery Headquarters. “I knew it was big, but it just didn’t seem real,” he said excitedly.

The winner plans to start a college fund for his children, pay some bills and buy a new house. Wine World owner Elizabeth LaBruto received a $1,000 commission for the most recent win, and a $25,000 commission for last year’s win.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4WXWBJ7VVF3ILTA6DX7QC22UVM plus8

    it very easy when you live in certain area which is home to a special group of people. really like the state don’t know the od’s of a winning ticket being picked in some location with the wrong type of people living in them. get real this was not luck but selective solection by the lotto board as to who had the best chance of being the type of people they expected to win. it is always the same you can try and explain it anyway you want too!it’s not luck if you pick the location you want the tickey to go to.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4WXWBJ7VVF3ILTA6DX7QC22UVM plus8

    it very easy when you live in certain area which is home to a special group of people. really like the state don’t know the od’s of a winning ticket being picked in some location with the wrong type of people living in them. get real this was not luck but selective solection by the lotto board as to who had the best chance of being the type of people they expected to win. it is always the same you can try and explain it anyway you want too!it’s not luck if you pick the location you want the tickey to go to.

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    Carlossimon40: You can learn more about Mega Millions payouts here.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats!!

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    smlotto51: You can view what the logos look like here.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats and enjoy your blessings.



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