In other American lottery news, a Korean War veteran has won $1m on the Mega Millions.
On Tuesday we saw a wonderful mum, Julie Leach win the whopping $301 million Powerball jackpot and now we have another American lottery winner who undoubtedly deserves the lottery win.
The 73-years-old U.S. army retiree, who fought in the Korean War has certainly had his fair share of hard times during his life, which is why its such good news to hear that someone who has seen some terrible things in his life, to make the world a safer place, can now sit back and enjoy the rest of his life, knowing he has a cool $1 million in his bank account.
He won the Mega Millions draw that took place on the 18th of September, 2015.
The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn were: 17 – 34 – 35 – 51 - 65. He only just missed the jackpot of $7 million by one number. Maryland has proved to be a very lucky place in terms of lottery wins these recent months.
The latest $1 million Mega Millions has opted to remain anonymous, as he’s from Baltimore County in Maryland.
Lottery officials said that he loves to buy lottery tickets, and bought 5 for the Mega Millions draw at Giant Supermarket in Owings Mills.
The night of the big win
The veteran only double checked his tickets the following evening, while in the company of this sons. He said, “My sons were more excited about it than I was.”
Like all lottery winners, he’s biggest fear was losing the ticket, so he hid it in a box before heading off to claim his win at the Lottery Headquarters.
What he plans to do with his winnings
He told lottery officials that he has plans to use part of his winnings to help non-profit charities and organisations, like Manual Reyes, who won $750,000 on Powerball, and helped feed the hungry in California.
Not only is the latest $1 million Mega Millions winner a war veteran but he has also written ten books on Baltimore history and culture. Donating some of his winnings to Diggs Johnson Museum in Maryland is also on his list of things to spend his new found wealth on.
Like all lottery winners, he will spend a huge chunk on his children, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Mega Millions Results
The Mega Millions lottery offered up a top prize of $55 million on Tuesday evening.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday the 6th October, 2015 were:
17 – 58 – 63 – 64 - 66 Mega Ball 13
No one matched the five main numbers either, and this time the $1,000,000 went unclaimed.
The first win came in the third prize tier, when 21 Mega Millions ticket holders match 4 main numbers plus the Mega ball 13 to take home $5,000.00.
Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is standing at a massive $65 million – make sure you buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket online at PlayUSALotteries.com and you too could be creating the most wonderful lists on what you intend to spend your jackpot win on.
Buy a Mega Millions ticket, buy a span, buy a Bundle – whatever you do, make sure you are “in it to win it!”
See you on the flip side…