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Reminiscent of the California gold rush. Someone in Lonaconing MD, a small town of 1200, won $731 million in the lottery.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/maryland/articles/20...
That someone lives in Lonaconing, according to the mayor and the owner of the market. But because Maryland is one of seven states that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, and because the winner is no fool, the identity of that someone isn’t public.

An anonymous letter circulated naming a 76-year-old grandfather of seven and his longtime partner as the winners. Besieged with requests for free money, they denied being sudden multimillionaires.
I hope this poor guy doesn’t get killed in the frenzy of the mob attempting to obtain a piece of the winnings.

Gold diggers poured into town. People showed up from Georgia and Ohio and Arkansas, asking for a piece of the prize to care for an ailing relative, or to save their struggling farm, or to pay for that European trip they’ve yearned to take.

People from thousands of miles away have sent money in envelopes asking the market staff to send them lottery tickets from the lucky shop.
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