“I didn’t think it was me, so I didn’t check my ticket,” she said.
Lewis Howard was sitting at home watching TV when his right hand began itching. The Cumberland man remembered his mother telling him an itching hand meant money was coming. That’s when he went out and bought $5 of Mega Millions tickets for the May 17 drawing.
“We had no idea it would be this kind of money,” he said. “I never thought this would happen. I had no idea!”
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