UPDATE: Thursday - 2/21/2013, 3:49pm ET
WASHINGTON - A Mt. Airy grandmother of two, who wishes to remain anonymous, has claimed the $26 million Mega Millions jackpot.
"I am still in denial," the woman says in Maryland Lottery news release. "I even drove by the store the next day to see if it was real. One look at the parking lot with all the news vans and I knew it was true."
The 48-year-old retiree says she plans to buy a beach house.
To win the jackpot, she matched all five numbers, plus the Mega Ball. She will take home $12.6 million after taxes.
She purchased the ticket at Mt. Airy Shell in the 600 block of Lakeview Drive. The retailer will receive a $26,000 commission.
The Maryland Lottery says this is the first Mega Millions jackpot win in Maryland since three public education employees shared the $218.6 million portion of the record-breaking $656 million jackpot from March 2012.
EARLIER: Wednesday - 2/20/2013, 9:50am ET
MOUNT AIRY, Md. -- The Maryland Lottery says a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $26 million was sold at a gas station in Mount Airy.
Lottery officials say they haven't heard from a winner yet.
The winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing were 1, 15, 19, 30 and 56, with a Mega Ball of 28.
The annuity jackpot is $26 million, and the cash option is $19 million. There was only one winning ticket sold, and it was purchased at a Shell station on Lakeview Drive in Mount Airy.
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