"It all depends on the person, the personality," Battaglia said.
The man, who has been unemployed for 2 1/2 years, purchased his winning $3 ticket for the Big Game at the Sheetz convenience store on Virginia Avenue in Halfway on the day of the drawing, according to a press release.
He found out he won the following day, when he read the winning numbers - 26-31-32-43-46 and Big Money Ball 01 - in the newspaper, the release said.
He will receive his $5 million winnings in $250,000 annual installments over the next 20 years.
The man is the third jackpot winner from Maryland since the multi-state Big Game started in August 1996, Battaglia said.
All Maryland winners have hit the jackpot this year, starting on June 13 when a Prince George's County man won a $16 million jackpot, she said.
A Howard County man won a $5 million jackpot on July 25, Battaglia said.
Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois and Massachusetts participate in the weekly game, which has a minimum jackpot of $5 million, she said.
Drawings are Friday nights at 11:05 p.m.
The Hagerstown man is the 11th Washington County lottery player to win $1 million or more from the Maryland Lottery since 1985.