BALTIMORE — A 55-year-old Somerset County resident who works in personnel plans to keep working, despite winning a $2.2 million Multi-Match jackpot.
She won with a quick-pick line on her $4 ticket, matching all six numbers drawn on Nov. 4.
A longtime Multi-Match fan, the winner who elected to remain anonymous selected the nickname "Country Girl" to tell her lucky story. She routinely buys a ticket for the twice-weekly drawings and did so on Nov. 4 for that night’s drawing.
"Country Girl" bought her winning ticket at Eden Quick Stop but didn’t check it until the following Saturday.
"I scanned the ticket on my Lottery app and was just stunned. I was so anxious to show my husband, but I had to be sure."
After a second and then a third examination of the ticket, "Country Girl" was confident enough to share her good news with her husband. He immediately knew something good had happened. "You should have seen her smile when she walked into the room," he told Lottery officials.
Waving away assumptions that her ascension to multimillionaire status would compel her to retire, the wife and mother said she doesn’t plan to change much in her life. "We are a low-key, frugal family. We might pay off some debt with the winnings, but nothing else too fancy."
Her lucky visit to Eden Quick Stop, located at 31680 Eden Allen Road in Eden, also benefits the Lottery retailer. Owners of the convenience store received a $2,200 bonus from the Lottery for selling a jackpot-winning Multi-Match ticket of more than $1 million.
This was the fifth time this year that a Multi-Match jackpot had been won, and the second-largest, the first being a $2.75 million ticket purchased Feb. 4 by a Baltimore County woman.