A woman from Indian Head in Maryland, USA, buys tickets for her favourite lottery games every Friday. That routine was nearly broken on June 15 but eventually she got a ticket and it won her $1m in that evening’s Mega Millions draw.
The lucky Mega Millions winner wishes to remain anonymous but has been given the nickname ‘Mega Money Mama’ and she told Maryland lottery officials how on June 15, she very nearly didn’t buy a ticket that Friday until finally stopping at the Grinders Liquors store in Marbury.
It wasn’t until the following day when at work that she checked her Mega Millions ticket and discovered it had matched the five main balls meaning she joins Jennifer Perez from New York as a $1m Mega Millions winner.
. “I thought I had accidentally written down the numbers from my ticket instead of the winning numbers,” the lucky Mega Millions winner said, still in shock.
She called her husband who initially thought she’d won $1500. “When she told me it was worth $1 million, I told her to ‘Stop lying.’ I couldn’t believe it.” In England, JoJo Smith didn’t initially believe her boyfriend when told he’d won £3m on a scratchcard.
It’s the latest win in the state after Joey J. won a $50,002 Bonus Match 5 prize. Also celebrating was a man from Maryland who won $50,000 playing Powerball.
The delighted Mega Millions winner is a grandmother of three and even though she’d just become a millionaire, she still stayed at work and finished her shift. When she eventually got home, her first priority was to ensure her million dollar winning Mega Millions ticket was kept safe.
“I signed the back of the ticket and tried to find a good hiding spot at home,” the 61-year-old Mega Millions winner said. The couple didn’t sleep well that night so decided to take their Mega Millions ticket to a safe deposit box until they claimed their prize.
“Mega Money Mama” has no firm plans on how to spend her Mega Millions win. A trip to see a financial advisor is planned to see if it’s going to be possible for her and her husband to retire from their jobs. Englishman Aaron Fawdon continued working despite a £1m EuroMillions win.
The winning numbers in the June 15 Mega Millions draw were 01-11-37-47-51 and the Mega Ball 06. On Tuesday the Mega Millions jackpot is $256m.
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