Parkville Man Becomes First Maryland Powerball WinnerFriday, February 19th, 2010
First $10,000 Ticket Claimed in the State
Ron “T”, as he prefers to be called, has the notable distinction of being the very first Marylander to claim a third-tier Powerball win. Smiling broadly as he was enthusiastically greeted by Lottery staff, the Parkville resident said, “My wife always checks the numbers on the Internet after I purchase one, but I never win.” This time, his wife didn’t check online and Ron’s luck took a turn for the better.
Ron bought his ticket on Wednesday, February 3rd and decided to check it himself a couple of days later at the retailer. “The clerk checked it and he said it was too big to cash, that’s when I got excited,” said the retired Federal government worker. He later found out that the ticket was worth $10,000.
With his windfall, Ron, and his wife of 53 years, plan to pay bills, give some money to the grandkids and go out to dinner. “I guess my wife shouldn’t check the numbers anymore….,” said the happy winner.
Powerball went on sale in Maryland on Sunday, January 31st. Tickets that were purchased on that date were eligible for the first drawing on Wednesday, February 3rd. Drawings take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Ron purchased his winning Powerball ticket at J Convenience, located at 8765 Satyr Hill Rd. in Baltimore.