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Touchdown worth $200,000 for Odenton Football Player

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

19-Year-Old Claims Powerball Second-Tier Prize

A calm and collected Odenton man strolled into Lottery Headquarters this afternoon to claim a whopping second-tier $200,000 Powerball win.  The man, who arrived with his family, his Bible and a giant smile, soon allowed Lottery officials to see past his cool facade.  “I’m still in shock,” exclaimed the man, who chose to remain anonymous, as he sat down.

The 19-year-old, who plays the Lottery “once or twice in a blue moon,” explained that he had a few dollars left over after purchasing a bag of chips at a local convenience store and decided to buy a Powerball ticket.  He purchased a $1 ticket and used the Quick Pick option – then didn’t think about it for the rest of the day.  “I had an errand to run the next day and scanned my ticket at the store,” he said.  “When the screen read ‘see Lottery Commission,’ I thought the scanner was broken!”  The lucky winner went on to explain the feeling of excitement and disbelief that followed after the retailer told him that he had won a large sum of money.

The young man, a high school football standout who is actively being recruited by several East Coast universities, said that he will use the money to buy a new car, but “nothing too flashy.”   He also joked, “I’ll probably buy a pack of gum, too. Actually, I’ll buy a family pack so I can give some to my parents.” The whole family then burst into laughter.  He then, very seriously, added that he is very grateful for his win and feels very lucky to have won this large sum of money.

The winning ticket was purchased at Toms Liquors located at 1592 Annapolis Road in Odenton.

  • J Vranish

    Given the fact that there are convenience and other stores in close proximity…..
    I think there was probably a little bit more than just a “bag of chips” involved.

    Congrats though!

  • AJ

    Congrats Sweetie…but you might want to think twice about joining the Terps. They’re not much good & now they have a new coach; you won’t see any good from them for a few years. Think about Duke, or CT!!!

  • Jeff

    Purchased at a convenience store–Tom’s Liquors!! Won’t even ask what a 19 year old is doing in there. Oh yeah…buying potato chips!!!

    • MIC

      Jeff, you are a hater!!!!

  • toni

    Your winnings could be a blessing or a curse and that will depend on how you use them! You seem to be a child that has been raised up in the gosple so remeber where that money came from and give some to those who might be in need. I know your parents have taught you to do the right thing. The most important one is GOD and then your parents who seem to have raised a very good young man. God Bless You!!!

  • linnea

    Congratulations on your big win, the economy has been jacked up wayyyy before Obama became the president, but god has the very last say anyways. Enjoy dear, and good luck.

    • MIC

      What does Obama have to do with this guy winning the lottery? Get a clue…

  • Jim

    that was get your car…then invest in some gold and silver

  • Jim

    get your and invest in some gold and silver, if Obama stays in another 4 years the dollar will be worthless..it is near there now. Good Luck and congrats on the win.

  • Ozzie Neff

    If you get scholarships, stay in state…the Terps need your talent AND some of your luck!

  • Deanna

    By being young,please spend your money wisely. I know you were taught that from your parents and in school. Congrats and best of luck to you in college. As a big fan of football, I will see your smiling face there in the PROs some day. Good Luck!!!!