It is possible that someone in the Lutherville-Timonium or Cockeysville area is $250,00 richer. He or she might just not know it yet.
Three $250,000 winning Mega Millions lottery tickets were sold in Maryland about three weeks ago. One of those tickets was sold at the 7-Eleven convenience store on Beaver Dam Road.
The $250,000 prize is awarded to players who match five numbers, but not the Mega Ball.
The question remains is when will he or she will cash in the winning ticket?
It's "pretty rare" that someone will mistakenly not turn in the winning ticket in the allotted timeframe, according to Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Erica Palmisano. Winners have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
It took two weeks after the March 30 drawing for the winners of the record-breaking $656 million Mega Millions jackpot to claim their prize. The three public school employees turned multi-millionaires told Maryland Lottery officials they plan to work and travel. The holders of the two other winning tickets in Illinois and Kansas have also stepped forward.
Palmisano said that her office will send out a release in a few weeks informing the public of any outstanding lottery ticket winners.
"We're excited to meet the winner," she said.
The winning numbers were: 2 - 4 - 23 - 38 - 46 - (23)
There were 161 $250,000 winners across the country, according to the Mega Millions website.
Have you checked your tickets recently?