Jackpot Hunter Celebrates ‘Down Payment’ on Future Big Win

Celebration time is here for “Moe” from Montgomery County. His $20,000 Mega Millions win came as quite a surprise.

Montgomery County man claims $20,000 Mega Millions prize   

Monday’s visit to Lottery headquarters wasn’t the first for a Montgomery County man who chose the alias “Moe” to tell his winning story. “Moe” was on familiar ground when he turned in a Mega Millions ticket worth $20,000.

While he doesn’t buy tickets for every Mega Millions and Powerball drawing, he told Lottery officials that he always plays one of these two jackpot games. “I won $100,000 playing Powerball just last year,” he said.

The 40-year-old electrician discovered his recent win last weekend when getting coffee. “I checked the Mega Millions results as I was waiting. Then, I looked at my ticket.”

The father of three didn’t react when he saw several matching numbers on his quick-pick ticket for the Oct. 28 drawing. He matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball and then doubled his prize with a 2x Megaplier.

“I put my ticket away and put it out of my mind. I didn’t want to think about it until I got home and could check the website and look more closely.” “Moe” added that he and his family enjoyed a celebration once he arrived home and confirmed his win.

The family plans to dedicate the $20,000 prize to their house fund. “We hope to be moving into a new home next year,” the happy Silver Spring resident said. “Moe” joked that his recent Lottery prizes were down payments on the jackpot win he knows is in his future. “I’ll keep playing until I get all of the numbers right.”

His $20,000 winning Mega Millions ticket came courtesy of Wheaton Exxon at 11310 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.