$9.3 million Lotto winner still unknown

June 01, 2004|by SCOTT BUTKI

The manager of the Hagerstown store that sold the winning $9.3 million ticket in Saturday's Maryland Lotto drawing said Monday she hopes the still-unknown winner is one of the customers who plays the game regularly.

The Giant Eagle at 835 W. Hillcrest Road sold the winning Lotto ticket, a spokeswoman for the Maryland State Lottery Agency said Sunday in an e-mail.

The winner numbers were 3, 13, 15, 17, 30, 47, she said.

Debbie Cauffman, store manager, said Monday the store management did not know who bought the winning ticket.

Some shoppers in the parking lot of the Giant Eagle and the adjacent Rite Aid expressed envy of the winner while others, including Rick and Debbie Newlin of Hagerstown, said they were just happy the money was won by someone who shops in Washington County.


"Lucky sucker," Jo Reynolds of Hagerstown said.

"Too bad it wasn't me," Mabel Reynolds of Hagerstown said.

She said she plays the lottery about once a month.

Laquita Wilken of Mercersburg, Pa. said she never wins lottery drawings, though she and her husband play every week. She said she won $4 once and almost fainted from the shock.

Dawn Allison of Johnstown, Pa. has a piece of advice for the winner, whoever it is.

"I hope they spend it wisely," she said.

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