Maryland winner claims $207 million jackpot
Drawing Date: 3/18/2014
May 6, 2014 - The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot prize in Maryland history was quietly claimed late last week.
The lucky Marylander bought one of the two winning tickets in the March 18 drawing for the $414 million Mega Millions jackpot. A Florida couple last week claimed the second ticket, which was sold in their state.
The jackpot gave the Maryland and Florida ticket holders, before taxes, $115.5 million each through the cash option selected by the winners. After taxes, the Maryland winner receives $76.4 million.
“You have to play to win,” the lucky Marylander exclaimed, borrowing the slogan used by the Lottery several years ago. “You have to play your lucky numbers.”
The winning numbers for the March 18 drawing were 11, 19, 24, 33 and 51, with a Mega Ball of 7.
Our winner’s lucky ticket came from Lady’s Liquors located at 6474 Crain Highway in La Plata. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer receives a $100,000 agent bonus.