Birthdays are great numbers to use to come up with your own set of lucky lottery numbers and they are a great favorite of most people. For Julia Wolley, this combination of family birthdays turned out to be a $250,000 winning combination. Wolley, who lives in the Seat Pleasant area of Prince George’s County, has a special set of numbers she had played for years. Her Mega Millions numbers, she explained to Lottery officials, are a combination of her family’s birthdays and birth years and are her “go-to numbers.”
Talking about birthdays her win took place just one week apart from her win.
Ms. Wolley has been an incredibly faithful Maryland Lottery player, she started ever since its inception in 1973. Playing the lottery is something which she remembers playing with her late husband and it brings back memories of shared fun and laughter. “I use his birthday in my numbers and think of him all of the time,” she said.
Wolly, who is a proud mother and grandmother said she checks her Lottery numbers live on TV every week. “I checked my numbers as usual,” the lucky winner said. “I saw my numbers and started to get excited.” At that time she was with her son Erick and granddaughter Iyana and she immediately called them to join the whole experience of discovering if she had indeed won. However she did not have the ticket so that made it all the more exciting. Once she found her ticket and compared the numbers, she asked her son how much he thought she won. Her son Eric, who accompanied her to Lottery headquarters, continued the story: “I told her that she probably won around $100,000. I had no idea it was $250,000!”
When the lucky grandmother realized and confirmed that she won the $250,000 second-tier prize, she felt almost like fainting, she had to sit down and calm down first. Her son Eric is completely thrilled and happy for her.
Julia plans to “going to pay off my house, purchase a new car with cash, take care of my son and granddaughter and, if anything is left, go to Maryland Live!” She said she wished her husband would have lived to see this, although he would have told her to put the money away. Mega lottery