Baltimore mom wins $30,000 in April 30 drawing
A dedicated Mega Millions player is celebrating her success in winning $30,000 in the April 30 drawing. The Baltimore woman, who is calling herself “Kingsford Jackpot Chaser” for the story of her big Lottery win, said she buys a Mega Millions ticket regularly. She is always hoping to win a big prize and did so just in time for a milestone birthday!
The 49-year-old was shopping at a Giant in Baltimore in late April when she remembered she wanted to buy a ticket for the next drawing. “Kingsford Jackpot Chaser” shared with Lottery officials that she initially was going to purchase her ticket from a Lottery vending machine. However, she decided the person before her was taking too long and instead went to the grocery’s customer service desk to make her purchase.
“Kingsford Jackpot Chaser” pocketed her $3 quick-pick ticket without checking the numbers. About a week later, she discovered she had matched four white balls and the Mega Ball to win a $10,000 third-tier prize. Because she added the Megaplier option, her prize tripled to $30,000 when the Megaplier came up as x3.
“I always said one of these days those zeroes are going to add up,” she said, “They finally did.”
To make sure Lottery luck had come her way, “Kingsford Jackpot Chaser” checked her ticket at two Lottery retailers and even took to Google to confirm the prize amount. Her husband then informed her that she needed to make an appointment to claim the prize, which she did.
The happy winner is not only celebrating the $30,000 prize, but also her upcoming milestone birthday in early June. Lady Luck came through for her! “This win is right on time for my birthday, an early gift,” she said.
“Kingsford Jackpot Chaser,” who has one adult son, shared that she plans to buy a house with her winnings. As her winner alias suggests, she plans to continue to play Mega Millions weekly in hopes of one day landing a jackpot.
The $30,000 winner found her Lottery luck at the Giant #303 located at 601 East 33rd Street in Baltimore City.
There’s still time to buy tickets for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing, which is set at $20 million with a cash option of $13.5 million. A Pennsylvania player hit the $515 million jackpot Friday night.