An Abingdon couple who won the has opted for a "lump sum" payout, but decided to keep their names a secret.
“They did not agree to reveal their identities,” said Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery. “We’ve not heard back from them regarding their identities. We know who they are, but we can’t say.”
Everett said the couple took the cash option prize, which pays a little less than $65 million before taxes, and almost $43 million after.
Additionally, Wine World in Abingdon received a $25,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.
“We’re obviously very excited that we got a big win in the state of Maryland, especially in Abingdon,” Everett said. “Sometimes people think everything happens in downtown Baltimore.”