One Minute Unemployed, a Few Months Later, a Maryland Lottery Millionaire


When Chanetia Prophet showed up at Maryland Lottery headquarters, she didn’t realize that she would become a new millionaire.  Accompanied by her mother, the 31-year-old walked into the Lottery’s Winner’s Lounge to flashing lights, television cameras and loud applause.

Thinking she was merely a finalist in the contest her startled expression revealed her complete surprise at being chosen the Lottery’s  Set For Life top-prize winner.

Chanetia, you’re the winner, said Lottery Director Buddy Roogow. You’ve just won $1,000 a week for 20 years!

Oh my God, I can’t believe it, said Chanetia tearfully. I’m just really, really shocked.  I had no clue at all.  Currently working as an assistant manager for a drugstore, Chanetia, who mailed in just six entries, said she intends to return to college to finish her degree now that she has received this windfall.

Unemployed just a few months ago, she also expressed gratitude for her mom’s support during that time. I was unemployed and mom was there. Now I’m a winnershe’s a winner.

Players collected the letters L-I-F-E from Set for Life Maryland scratch-off tickets and mailed them in for entry into the top-prize drawing.  Chanetia’s was randomly selected from more than 93,000 entries.

We’re so happy for Chanetia’s good fortune. Could YOU be next?

By the numbers:

There was no winner in last night’s Mega Millions, so the jackpot will now top the $100 million mark. The winning numbers were 2,11,22,51,52 and Mega ball 46.

Six tickets matched the first five numbers. Those tickets are worth $250,000. They were bought in California, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Ohio.

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is $15 million.

Friday night’s Euro Millions is worth 26 million Euros.

Good luck everyone.

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