Middletown Woman who ‘Never Plays’ Takes Home $10,003 Prize
“Sure, I’ll take one…but I don’t ever play,” is what Sharon Corse said to longtime boyfriend Mike Sexton when he purchased her a $5 Mega Millions ticket. The Middletown mother accepted the Quick Pick ticket he so kindly offered and didn’t think about it again.
The ticket didn’t disappear from her thoughts for too long though; Sexton was casually checking tickets at a local Lottery retailer when Corse’s ticket produced a “see attendant” message. I couldn’t believe it,” Sexton said. “I called Sharon immediately and told her to check the winning numbers online.” The duo quickly found out that the ticket was a $10,003 winner and were “stunned.”
Corse, who runs the books for Sexton’s construction business, said that they will go on a long-awaited vacation with some of their winnings. First, though, they will enjoy a nice dinner, hang out at the Frederick County Fair this weekend and let the news sink in.
This is the second large Mega Millions winner in Frederick County this week – Thurmont resident Frankie Favorite claimed a $250,000 prize on Tuesday. Coincidentally, both tickets were purchased at Sheetz convenience stores. Corse’s winning ticket was purchased at Sheetz at 1300 East Patrick Street in Frederick.