Jump to content



Photo

We're going to wake up as millionaires ...

maryland mega millions premonition lump sum

  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • 63,236 posts
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:05

BALTIMORE, MD — At approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy, Maryland, man jokingly told his fiancée 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 fiancé, 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.

more


#2 Eddie7

Eddie7

    Hallo... www.connectw.me

  • 799 posts
  • Joined: 01-December 11
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Phone: 1-800-CALL-ME-MAYBE

Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:06

When in my life can I be this lucky?

Spoiler


#3 Sandor

Sandor

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,995 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 03
  • OS: Win 8.1

Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:10

When in my life can I be this lucky?

Spoiler


That's the spirit!

#4 jwjw1

jwjw1

    Neowinian

  • 4,437 posts
  • Joined: 03-December 01

Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:16

The woman made a 'revision' to her statement


Before calling her fiancé ex-fiancé

:laugh:

#5 Gladiatorus

Gladiatorus

    Neowinian

  • 1,127 posts
  • Joined: 29-January 09
  • Location: This Universe

Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:19

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

#6 Sandor

Sandor

    Neowinian Senior

  • 3,995 posts
  • Joined: 28-November 03
  • OS: Win 8.1

Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:03

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)

#7 +hedleigh

hedleigh

    Neowinian

  • 518 posts
  • Joined: 07-June 02
  • Location: Geelong

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:02

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

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

#8 watkinsx2

watkinsx2

    Neowinian

  • 338 posts
  • Joined: 11-December 01
  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: HTC One/Lumia 920

Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:11

Tax free in the UK

#9 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:11

Some people have all the luck.