Bowie man wins second-tier $250,000 Mega Millions prize
Short on cash in hand but longing to play Mega Millions, a Bowie man is $250,000 richer because he decided to stop at a 7-Eleven, withdrew cash from the ATM and bought what became his winning ticket.
The 35-year-old finance manager usually plays Mega Millions at a different location. He always buys tickets on the night of the drawing for big jackpot games like Powerball and Mega Millions. Imagine his surprise after returning to the store the next day to discover he won a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions prize during the recent big Mega Millions drawing.
The father of one scanned the ticket and was shocked to see a message directing him to go to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to redeem it.
“I scanned it a few times to see if I’d won, but I wasn’t 100 percent sure until I came into the office,” the man said.
He plans to use his winnings to take his wife and daughter to visit family in France and will put the rest of the money toward the couple’s mortgage. The lucky winner purchased his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 3570 Crain Highway in Bowie.