The couple were shocked to discover that they had won. The husband double-checked things by scanning the ticket at the 7-Eleven and had his brother scan it on his phone using the Maryland Lottery app.
Mejia, who rarely plays the lottery, said that the winnings will go towards a new house. She also kept the scratch-off ticket in a safe until she came to Baltimore to claim her prize after her school went on spring break.
"We have been saving money for a down payment on a house, thinking we would be ready by the end of the year. But now, we don't have to wait," Mejia said.
The 7-Eleven will receive $500 for selling the winning ticket.
Recently, an unidentified woman from South Carolina stopped by a convenience store to buy candy and purchased a scratch-off lottery ticket that earned her $375,000.