Patience finally paid off for a lottery player from Oak Harbor in Washington State, USA, when the numbers he’d been using for the past 15 years won him $1m in the June 2 Mega Millions draw.
The winner, who has decided to remain anonymous, joins an ever-growing list of successful lottery players in the state. Last week we told you about lottery winner Marty Peck who won $120,000 playing the Hit 5 scratchcard game and last September a woman from Washington also won a $1m Mega Millions prize.
Lottery wins don’t come straight away though, Tom and Brenda Nugent from England had to wait 11 years before they won £1m playing EuroMillions.
This lucky winner purchased his winning Mega Millions ticket from a Safeway store in Oak Harbor and that’s where he also got it checked. “I had my regular conversation with the retailer. I ask her to check my ticket and let me know if I’ll be winning enough to buy a red Maserati or a caramel Frappuccino.” This time his dreams came true as the assistant told him he’d won $1m.
His Mega Millions ticket had matched the five main numbers in the draw: 02-09-11-22-23. If he’d matched the Mega Ball 12, he’d have shared the $260m jackpot. The lottery winner said his numbers all mean a great deal to him, “They are made up of birthdays, anniversaries, and years of marriage among other things.” He says his wife is still in shock at the $1m win but he now plans on taking his wife to Hawaii to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
A popular entry on any lottery winners shopping list is a new car. Jeff Pritchard and his wife purchased a Camaro Convertible last month after winning a £1m EuroMillions prize. When Angie Raufeisen from Indiana won more than $300,000 on the lottery all she wanted was a new car. Well this Oak Harbor Mega Millions winner has been dreaming of a particular car for nearly sixty years. Since 1956 he’s wanted a classic ’56 Chevy and he says “I just might have the means to do so now.”
The estimated jackpot for next Mega Millions draw on Tuesday July 14th is $123 million. Don’t miss this opportunity to become a lottery millionaire and play online at Lottery24.com.