Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (WJZ)– The Maryland family who won the $26 million Mega Millions ticket has come forward to claim their cash prize. But they are choosing to remain anonymous.

At around 10 p.m. Tuesday, before going to bed, a Mt. Airy man jokingly told his fiancée they were going to wake up as millionaires.  One hour later, while they were sound asleep, that premonition became a reality.

When the woman woke up the next morning, she went online to check her tickets and realized they were $26 million richer. Before calling her fiancé, she had her daughter check the numbers on the ticket, too.

“I am still in denial,” said the grandmother-of-two who chose to remain anonymous.  “I even drove by the store the next day to see if it was real.  One look at the parking lot with all the news vans and I knew it was true.”

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