After two years of playing Mega Millions together, a group-of-seven just won a big prize. Although they fell one number short of winning the jackpot, the Baltimore-area co-workers still walked away with a second-tier $250,000 prize. The “leader” of the group came to Lottery headquarters today to claim the prize from the March 4th drawing.
The 39-year-old who purchases the tickets said she alternated between using birthdays and buying random numbers. On March 9th, she checked the tickets online and found out the group won $250,000. After taxes, each winner will receive approximately $23,400. With her share, the “leader” plans to share with family, pay bills, and maybe take a vacation. The winning ticket was purchased at Wally’s Country Store, located at 19200 Middletown Road in Parkton.
Two second-tier $250,000 Mega Millions tickets remain unclaimed. Those tickets purchased at BWI Airport on February 8th and Big Daddy’s BBQ & Discount Liquors in Lanham on November 16th. Winners have 182 days from the drawing date to claim the prize.