Two public school teachers and a school administrator who call themselves “The Three Amigos” are sharing the spoils of last month’s record Mega Millions jackpot, planning trips to Europe, new homes and children’s college educations, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday. The Maryland winners claimed their proceeds Monday and chose to remain anonymous, but the lottery agency shared some details in a news conference, including the fact that each of the three friends works multiple jobs to make ends meet.
“If it can’t be you, these people are precisely the people you would want to see win,” Maryland Lottery director Stephen Martino said. The winning Maryland ticket is one of three nationally that split the $656 million jackpot, the biggest in Mega Millions history. The other winners in the March 30 drawing were picked in Kansas and Illinois. Kansas’ winner claimed a share of the jackpot Friday, but also decided to remain anonymous. Nobody has come forward in Illinois, where winners have one year to claim a jackpot.
Video shot and produced by WBAL’s Scott Wykoff (April 10, 2012)