Four $1 million prizes remaining
Well into the process of claiming a $1 million prize at Lottery Headquarters yesterday, a Glen Burnie couple remained unconvinced of their good fortune. They honestly believed that there would be a last-minute disappointment, that something would go wrong. Accustomed to calming down excited winners, Lottery officials instead found themselves having to assure the winners that lottery luck had indeed found them, that this was all real.
“We’ve had some set-backs in recent years, not a lot of things have worked out for us,” explained one half of the couple, a secretary in a Baltimore County office. “It’s almost impossible to believe that this is truly happening.” The winners describe themselves as casual players, spending several dollars a week on the Lottery’s big-jackpot games. “Once in a while I get a scratch-off along with my Mega Millions and Powerball tickets,” she told officials.
One of those “once in a while” moments happened last week and the instant ticket chosen was Big Money Mega Play. The winner told officials, “I scratched it that night when my husband was already asleep. I looked at it again and again and finally had to wake him up.” From that point to the minute they entered the Lottery’s claim center the couple searched for the fine print on the ticket that would negate their win, sure that they were missing something.
Once all the paperwork was behind them the couple began to relax just a bit, the relief visible on their faces. “We’re thinking now about all the good we can do for our family, our friends, our church. Now that it’s finally real, it’s like an answer to a prayer.” The winners found their luck at Doc’s Liquors, 7067 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd.in Glen Burnie. There are still four $1 million prizes remaining to be won on the Big Money Mega Play scratch-off.