An Anne Arundel County couple are excited to be big lottery winners, after winning $1 million in the Cash4Life game.
Maryland Lottery announced today that Greg Snider and his wife, Sarah Brown, of Gambrills, won a second-tier prize.
Greg Snider, 33, bought 10 quick-pick tickets, along with his morning coffee, on June 15 at the Millersville Wawa, said the lottery in a press release. He then went to to his job, where he works as a heavy-equipment operator.
Snider said: "For the past three weeks, I’ve been having dreams about coming into a lot of money... It was like the machine was pulling me in."
He said he was "ecstatic" to see that the scanner flashed that he won $1 million. (Second-tier winners in Cash4Life has the choice of $1,000 a week for life (paid in annual installments) or a one-time payment of $1 million.
The couple, who have three children, plan to buy a bigger house and giving their kids a better life, including going on a family vacation.
They also said the big win won't necessarily change their attitude about their jobs, with Sarah reminding her husband: “I have to get to work tonight.”
“I hit all five numbers, but not the Cash Ball,” he said. Though the couple are happy about the life-changing win, the extra money will not change their attitude toward their jobs. After claiming the prize, Greg was feeling a bit chatty, and Sarah gently reminded him: “I have to get to work tonight.”
The top-tier prize in the multi-state game Cash4Life is $1,000 a day for life, and drawings are every day at 9 p.m. Cash4Life is sold in 10 states. Maryland joined the game in 2016 and has had three top-tier winners and seven second-tier winners.