Laurel man wins $1 million grand prize on lottery game show

June 20, 1999

A 44-year-old Laurel man won the $1 million grand prize on the Maryland Lottery's "Scream For Millions" television game show, which aired last night on WJZ (Channel 13) in Baltimore and WDCA (Channel 20) in Washington.

Saghir Ahmed, the winner, was one of 50 contestants chosen from more than 300,000 losing lottery ticket entries to compete for $2.5 million in cash and prizes.

Ahmed said he plans to take the money back to his native Pakistan to share with family.

Other winners included Mike Miller of Oakton, Va., who won a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro; and Jonathan Watson of Bowie, who won $222,747.14 in cash.

The show, sponsored by the lottery and Six Flags America, was taped June 12 in Baltimore.

Pub Date: 6/20/99

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