Their $250,000 Mega Millions win couldn’t have come at a better time for a Laurel family. They were facing likely foreclosure on their home after an unfortunate chain of events put the husband, a former business owner, out of work for nearly a year.
Their fortunes changed dramatically last Monday when the father-of-two asked his wife to take a trip to the local 7-11 to purchase a couple Mega Millions tickets for the next drawing. The trip to the store reminded her that she had two Mega Millions tickets from the previous drawing that she hadn’t checked. She quickly headed home and looked up the numbers on the computer.
One of the tickets matched every number except for the Mega Ball, which earned the family their $250,000 prize. The family celebrated with tears of joy as their three-year-old son jumped around yelling “We won the Lottery!”
The foursome will use their winnings to bring their lifestyle back to normal. The husband hopes to invest in some properties and his wife plans to go back to school full-time for an English degree. The family will continue their celebration with a two-night vacation in Ocean City next week and a Disney Cruise for their children’s upcoming birthdays.
The winning ticket was purchased at 7-11, located at 14001 Baltimore Ave in Laurel.