Washington County woman buying farm tractor with $40,000 prize
Many years ago, a faithful Western Maryland Mega Millions player had a dream that she won the Lottery playing a set of specific numbers. The loyal fan didn’t question the dream but simply started playing those numbers. On Friday, Feb. 23, she won $40,000!
The 60-year-old plays Mega Millions every Tuesday and Friday with the numbers 7, 11, 13, 19, 21 and Mega Ball 9. Last Friday was no different. The Washington County resident went into Wawa #554 located at 5833 Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick to play her numbers and added the Megaplier option. She spent the rest of the evening at home with her husband.
“I never see the drawings, we always fall asleep before they air,” she said. “We didn’t check the numbers until Sunday night.”
The lucky lady was entering her non-winning tickets into My Lottery Rewards when she came across the Mega Millions ticket from the Feb. 23 drawing. As she checked the numbers, she couldn’t believe that she matched four of the white balls and the Mega Ball, making her a $10,000 third-tier winner. The Megaplier number quadrupled her prize to $40,000!
“I just couldn’t believe it,” she said. “I showed my husband, who thought it was $10,000. I had to tell him to look again.” When he did, he said, “Thank the Lord!”
The lab technician claimed her prize Monday morning. She and her husband plan to use the winnings to pay bills and to purchase a new farm tractor for their farm.