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BALTIMORE, MD ? At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy, Maryland, man jokingly told his fianc?e they were going to wake up as millionaires. One hour later, while they were sound asleep, that premonition became a reality. :happy:

When the woman woke up the next morning, she went online to check her tickets and realized they were $26 million richer. Before calling her fianc?, she had her daughter check the numbers on the ticket, too.

"I am still in denial," said the grandmother-of-two who chose to remain anonymous. "I even drove by the store the next day to see if it was real. One look at the parking lot with all the news vans and I knew it was true."

The lucky winner, who babysits her grandchildren, playfully told her daughter that she could no longer watch the kids ? unless it was at the beach. That's because the 48-year-old retiree plans to buy a beach house ? or two. "This will be the first time anyone from our family has ever owned a home," the winner told Lottery officials. "There have been so many winners in Western Maryland lately, we're glad we were one of them."

To win the jackpot, the winner matched all five numbers, plus the Mega Ball. After choosing the cash option, they will take home $12.6 million after taxes.

The winning ticket was purchased at Mt. Airy Shell, located at 649 Lakeview Dr. in Mt. Airy. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer will receive a $26,000 commission.

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When in my life can I be this lucky?

Never.

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When in my life can I be this lucky?

Never.

That's the spirit!

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The woman made a 'revision' to her statement

Before calling her fianc? ex-fianc?
:laugh:

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So, more than 50% tax? That is fu***** robbery!

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So, more than 50% tax? That is fu***** robbery!

It's to make up for the all the lower taxes americans have.

Believe it's tax free in Canada. Pretty sure it's also tax free in my homeland (UK)

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About 40 years ago I had a dream that I'd wake up broke.

Bugger me if it didn't come true! :D

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Tax free in the UK

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Some people have all the luck.

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