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Winner claims $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Westminster

By Blair Ames, bames@tribune.com

12:30 PM EDT, July 22, 2013

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The owner of a $1 million winning Powerball ticket purchased in Westminster has come forward to claim her prize, but she doesn't expect the money to lead to significant changes in her family's life, according to the Maryland Lottery.

Described as "a hard-working Maryland woman," the winner elected to remain anonymous, but claimed her prize Friday, according to a lottery official.

Her winning ticket, purchased at the High's convenience store on Railroad Avenue, matched five of the six winning numbers, netting a $1 million win.

The Powerball drawing was July 3, but the woman said she didn't know she was a winner until a few days ago. Just back from a long weekend family visit, she remembered purchasing the tickets while paying bills and checked the results online.

"I couldn't believe it, it was so exciting, but I didn't know the prize for matching five of six at first," the married mother of two said in the lottery news release.

Employed in the medical field, the woman told lottery officials that she enjoys her job and doesn't expect the $1 million to lead to substantial changes, such as leaving her job.

"I won't be moving into a mansion," she said, laughing.

She and her husband plan to set up a college fund for their children and buy a new vehicle.

The couple had already saved up for a trip to Disney World next month, but the lottery winnings will enhance that experience.

"Now we won't have to worry about the 'extras' that make a vacation memorable," she said. "We'll be able to do all of them."