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Lottery ticket fetched from drawer wins $250,000

Mega MillionsMega Millions: Lottery ticket fetched from drawer wins $250,000

BALTIMORE, Md. — A Baltimore, Maryland, man who wanted a break from Sunday's NFL playoff games decided to dig up some old lottery tickets — and one of them happened to be worth $250,000.

Maryland Lottery officials said the man bought the lucky Mega Millions ticket in August just before he left for a vacation.

"I was watching the playoff game (Sunday) and happened to go into my dresser drawer," said the man, whose name wasn't released by the Lottery. "I figured they were expired."

He took the tickets to a nearby store and scanned them. After learning that one of the tickets was a $2 winner, he scanned another and was given notice by the machine that he should take the ticket to Lottery headquarters.

He claimed the second-tier prize Monday. He missed winning the Mega Millions jackpot by one number.

The winner said he'd put the money in the bank and share some of it with his 16-year-old daughter.

The ticket was purchased at Royal Farms on Washington Boulevard.

Mega Millions drawing results are published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m.

WBAL

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sully16's avatar - sharan
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Posted: January 26, 2011, 9:01 am - IP Logged

awesome, he was a bigger winner then the football guys that day.Hyper

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    dallascowboyfan's avatar - tiana the-princess-and-the-frog.jpg
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    Posted: January 26, 2011, 9:18 am - IP Logged

    WOW!!!! congratulations to the winner......

      dpoly1's avatar - driver
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      Posted: January 26, 2011, 9:43 am - IP Logged

      Congrats!

       

      I am rooting for me to win on Friday ...............  Crazy

       

      ........................... and the Steelers on February 6th Thumbs Up

        Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
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        Posted: January 26, 2011, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

        LMAO.  I don't get how people buy tickets and don't check them for months.  Although this would be a nice suprise - digging out old tickets and finding winners.

          ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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          Posted: January 26, 2011, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

          LMAO.  I don't get how people buy tickets and don't check them for months.  Although this would be a nice suprise - digging out old tickets and finding winners.

          Yea really, the most I'll wait is a few weeks. I have some now I haven't checked in about 2.

            waltoy's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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            Posted: January 26, 2011, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats,  on that big win, and i hope he was pulling for the Steelers, anothe big win on Feb 6th

              dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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              Posted: January 26, 2011, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

              It's all in timing and luck.  Just think, if he hadn't looked in that drawer at that given time, he might not have discovered his winning ticket. Anyway, I'm sure he can use the extra cash.

              See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                Posted: January 27, 2011, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                I need a $77 milion jackpot win friday! Naughty

                  waltoy's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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                  Posted: January 27, 2011, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                  I will win a $77 Million Jackpot on FridayHyper

                  dancing all the way to the bank,

                    freeobama's avatar - Lottery-057.jpg
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                    Posted: January 27, 2011, 8:27 pm - IP Logged

                    I will win a $77 Million Jackpot on FridayHyper

                    dancing all the way to the bank,

                    We must have the same numbers!Dance

                      waltoy's avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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                      Posted: January 28, 2011, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats to u, on your winningsParty

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                        Posted: February 8, 2011, 9:36 am - IP Logged

                        OMG!  Glad there were not expired..congrats to him!

                        All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink