Calvert County Woman Thankful for $200,000 Prize

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Wins Second-Tier Powerball Prize

This past Monday, an Owings woman stopped by 260 BP to visit with her friend who works there.  They had their usual discussion about the church service they had attended the day before.  During their chat, her friend asked if she was going to buy a Powerball ticket, to which she replied, “Why? I don’t win.”  Despite her initial resistance, she made the decision of a lifetime and bought a ticket. The next day, knowing that a $200,000 winner had been sold at her place of employment, the friend asked the reluctant player if she still had her ticket. “I think it’s still in my purse,” she said.

She immediately located her Powerball purchase and made her way to the BP to check it out. When the single mom realized that she’d won, she went down the street to share the exciting news with her brother. The winner said, “Guess what, guess what?” Once she told him that she had won $200,000 they began to jump up and down.  Then, the 65-year-old called her sister who was out of town to tell her the great news. “I didn’t believe her,” said her sister, who accompanied the winner to Lottery Headquarters.  “I talked to her three times.  I kept asking her if she was serious.”

The federal worker is considering buying a house in Florida with her winnings. “I went to visit my sister who bought a house in Florida and I loved it,” she explained. The winning ticket was purchased at 260 BP, located on 2975 W. Chesapeake Beach Rd. in Dunkirk.

  • geral

    congrats to everyone who wins anything!! even if it’s a small amount, that raises your odds of winning an even larger amount!! remember “YOU GOTTA PLAY TO WIN”

  • Nicki

    CONGRATULATIONS! BE SURE TO GIVE GOD AT LEAST 10%.

  • Donna

    Bless you in these troubled times.. ya gotta play to win! Good for you! Many blessings to come! O:)

  • clara

    i am happy for u, d good Lord shall do mine for me too.

  • rg

    that was truly a blessing, why is it that I never see any big winners from PG County?

  • renee

    yeah yeah!!!!!!! i am so very very happy for you. enjoy your winnings and make that move to florida. god bless.

  • S.S.

    THAT REALLY IS A LUCK SPOT..7 YEARS AGO, I WON 250,000 ON A SCRATCH OFF…

  • Lawaun

    I hope the winnings stay in Calvert County!

  • Michael

    This is what I like to see! Way to go! My big win is coming this year also.

  • Kevin straw

    acutally darling it does say 4/7/2011 last updated, but if they do update the website daily they should make it more accurate for those who love the scratch offs when i lived in TN that did happen once time before. good luck

  • candice robinson

    IS THE LOTTERY WEBSITE TRUELY UPDATED DAILY?
    I BOUGHT AN EXTREME WINNINGS SCRATCH OFF YESTURDAY AND I WON $30 I CHECKED THE WEBSITE FOR THE TOTAL AMOUNT LEFT AND IT STATED 1260. I CASHED IT IN YESTURDAY AFTERNOON AND I WANTED TO CHECK TO SEE IF THE AMOUNT WENT DOWN AT ALL AND IT STILL SAYS 1260 AS OF THIS MORNING. I AM VERY FRUSTRATED BECAUSE I RELY ON THE WEBSITE FOR ACCURACY AND APPARENTLY ITS NOT ACCURATE…I WONDER WHAT ELSE IS NOT ACCURATE. at the bottom of the page it says last update 04/14/2011…thats false…

    • mdlottery

      candice: Thank you for writing in. Yes the site is updated daily. We are aware of the issue with the update of the scratch-off page and are troubleshooting to determine why the update isn’t occurring as it should. Thank you for your patience while we fix the problem.

  • shirley Gaskins

    Why are all of the second prize winning ticket in the area where the majority of the
    white cummunity live. The only thing I can
    think of is that, it say the Maryland state
    lottery, not the Baltimore @ Maryland state
    lottery. Look at this picture count the number of city winner against the county, that include the scratch off as well as the the Maryland lottery or Multi-match. If someone hit in the city the ticket is allway in the White community.
    White are of the city.

    • mdlottery

      shirley: All Lottery games are a game of chance and completely random. We see a great mix of backgrounds come through our doors claiming prizes of all denominations. We get this comment a lot. People living in Baltimore believe all the winners are elsewhere and vice versa. Truth is the geographic locations and demographic status of our winners are all completely random. There is no way to predict where and who the winners will be.

  • http://marylandlottery jackie berry

    thank god it was in maryland.

  • Brie LaBrie

    Congrats!!!! I knew that BP was a lucky spot to win :)—Thats a wonderful blessing!!! Buying a home in Florida is a good plan!!!!

  • http://www.marylandlottery betty

    i hope i can get a blessing like that

  • http://www.marylandlottery betty

    that was so great god has truely blessed her,

    • Debbie

      Glad to see a local winner. That BP must of recently put a new lottery machine in cause not long ago I stopped there to get gas and I wanted to play my # and they didn’t have it anymore.



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