Anne Arundel Couple wins $250,000 Mega Millions Prize
A Mega Millions winner came to Lottery Headquarters on Thursday to claim his $250,000 prize with his wife right by his side, as she has been since they started dating in the 5th grade. “When I realized I had won, I decided to play a little trick on my wife,” said the winner. “I acted like I had not yet checked the ticket, and asked her to check it for me. She sat there in complete silence when she realized we had hit.” The big win could have not come at a more appropriate time, with the man’s 56th birthday just days away.
The day of his purchase was a typical one for the father-of-four. His car was in the shop so he decided to stop by the local market and buy his tickets as he does every week. Playing the same numbers for the past two years, the Lottery player chose to use the Quick Pick option for the first time. When he checked his numbers the next day, the winner described an “eerie calm” that came over him.
The couple said that they will use their newfound wealth to take a long-desired trip to Alaska, or possibly to the Columbia River to go salmon fishing. When asked if the lucky man had any advice for other Lottery players, he simply said, with a smile, “Don’t give up!”
The winning ticket was purchased at Harwood Market located at 4450 Solomons Island Rd. in Harwood.