3 School Workers Split Maryland Mega Millions Win [VIDEO]
Maryland Lottery officials say three public school employees who call themselves “The Three Amigos” are sharing the spoils of the record Mega Millions jackpot.
The winning Maryland ticket is one of three nationally that split the $656 million jackpot.
Maryland Lottery director Stephen Martino told a news conference in Baltimore the winners there were remaining anonymous. But he did provide a few details, including that they bought 60 tickets as a pool.
The two women and one man work in public education in the state. Officials did not disclose where. One is a special education teacher, one is an elementary school teacher and the third is a school administrator.
Each will receive a lump sum payment of $35 million after taxes. Their plans include backpacking in Europe and paying for a daughter’s college education.
Lottery officials say there are no other winning tickets. WBAL-TV called Ed Smith, the attorney representing Mirlande Wilson, a woman who claimed last week to have the winning ticket. When asked whether his client was involved in Monday’s claiming of the winning ticket, Smith said, “I have no idea.”
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