Wins $250,000 second-tier prize
The 23-year-old native of Thailand says that luck struck him at the perfect time. Now celebrating a $250,000 Mega Millions win, he was struggling to afford tuition before his recent windfall. The young man, who is studying for a career in information technology, told Lottery Officials that he will enjoy being carefree of stress during these tough economic times.
He was on his way to take a jog and decided to stop at the Tiger Mart not too far from his house. While at the station, he noticed that the Mega Millions jackpot had grown to over $100 million. He couldn’t turn down the chance at the huge jackpot and purchased five Mega Millions tickets with random numbers that he picked off the top of his head.
The next morning he checked his tickets at home at mdlottery.com. As he saw his numbers appear on the screen he realized that he was a winner and began celebrating. He then called his parents to tell them the great news.
The full-time student resides in New Carrolton, MD where he lives with his two older brothers. With his winnings he plans to pay his college expenses and use the rest of his money for a Mercedes.
The winning ticket was purchased at the Riverdale Tiger Mart in Prince George’s County.