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Number Sleuthing Helps Carney Man Detect $50,000 Powerball Combo

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Only Marylander to win that prize in Feb. 11 drawing

Seeing numbers all around you doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Taking notice of the numbers he sees throughout his workday, commute and downtime paid off for a Carney man in the form of a welcome Powerball prize. Opting to play his special combination in last Saturday’s drawing, he matched four numbers and the Power Ball to win $50,000.

The 55-year-old, who works in construction, was on a lunch break when he discovered his Powerball win. There was something familiar about the numbers when he checked his ticket, he said, so he took a second look. This time, he underlined each number and saw five of the six digits on his ticket matched the winning numbers. The $50,000 prize is his largest win to date.

The lucky player quickly called his wife to share the great news. The duo recounted details of the win to Lottery officials just a day later as he claimed his prize at Lottery headquarters. He bought his lucky $4 Powerball ticket at 7-Eleven #23703 located at 9410 Harford Road in Parkville.

The happy man is the only Marylander who won a $50,000 prize in the Feb. 11 drawing and one of 25 players across the country to do so. He plans to save the prize for now and may purchase a boat in the future.

The lucky player is still a jackpot chaser and hopes to claim the jackpot set at $349 million for the Saturday, Feb. 18 drawing. The cash option is $213.1 million.



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