Silver Spring Man Employs Native System, Wins $250,000

Wins second-tier Mega Millions Prize

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of faith for incredible things to happen. An avid Maryland Lottery player in Silver Spring knew his time had finally come when he learned that he was the holder of a $250,000 second-tier Mega Millions ticket.

Everything began to fall into place for the lucky man when he called the Lottery’s winning numbers line to see if his Mega Millions ticket for March 12th was worth anything. “I listened to the numbers on the phone, and thought that they sounded familiar,” said the winner, who chose his numbers with the help of family.

As a native of Cameroon, the man instilled his confidence in the “Sou-Sou” concept that his native West African brethren believe in, where everyone will regularly pool money together and have a random Lottery drawing. As a result, the winner is a very confident Lottery player whose ultimate goal is to win a big jackpot.

The winner, who is married with three children, plans to purchase a new home with his big winnings, preferably in a location close to his three jobs. He also plans to save some of the money for the future. The winning ticket was purchased at the Woodmor Supermarket on Colesville Road in Silver Spring.