Stop for Money Gram Makes Money for Baltimore Man

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Wins $20,000 Powerball Prize

Powerball with Power PlayThe 62-year-old Baltimore retiree enjoys playing Mega Millions and Powerball each week. Although he looks forward to the games, rarely does he look for the winning numbers until days after the drawings. “I stash my tickets in my car or in the house somewhere. It’s sometimes a week before I look at them,” said the winner.

Recently he was in a local store to purchase a money gram when he remembered that he had five Powerball tickets which he hadn’t checked. When the first one was scanned and the message read “Go to Lottery Headquarters,” he was immediately excited.

“It must be over $5, 000,” he said to himself. The winner had matched four white balls and the Power Ball on his Quick Pick ticket to win the third-tier prize of $10,000. Since he had opted for the Powerplay, his prize increased to $20,000. Having no luck with the other four tickets, he ran back to his car to call his wife and tell her his unbelievable news.

The retired correctional officer and father-of-one, intends to invest his winnings. The winning ticket was purchased at Midway Inn, located at 12320 Pulaski Hwy. in Joppa.

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