"Three Amigos" claim winning Maryland Mega Millions ticket

Who won the Mega Millions?

Three friends, who call themselves "the Three Amigos" have claimed the winning Maryland Mega Millions ticket.

The friends work in Maryland's public education system and will share the $218.6 million winnings.

The winners chose the cash option of $158 million, and will take home around $35 million each.

Who are the winners and how did they win?

The "Three Amigos" are a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s, and a woman in her 50s.

Each of the amigos pooled their money and bought 20 tickets each.  The youngest woman in the group held the tickets and checked them right after the drawing.

"I had all 60 tickets spread across my floor," she said to the Maryland Lottery. "Once I realized one was a winner, I called my two friends right away."

One of the winners actually forgot about the drawing that night and went to sleep, but finally woke up after the phone kept ringing and ringing with the good news from her friend.

The 3 immediately met and came up with a plan. They made copies of the ticket, signed the copies, and put the ticket in a safe.

The friends, who all work multiple jobs, will continue to work for now, according to the Maryland State Lottery.

One will help his children pay for college, pay off his house, and buy a house for his sister.

The women both plan to travel to Europe.

They all agree that they will be careful with how they spend the money.

More about the winning ticket

The winning ticket was bought at the 7-11 located at 8014 Liberty Road in Milford Mill.  The store will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the ticket, according to the Maryland State Lottery.

Source: Maryland State Lottery

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