$1 Million Powerball Ticket Claimed by Rising Sun Man

Sixth second-tier Powerball ticket sold in Maryland this year

A Rising Sun resident is Maryland’s newest millionaire, thanks to the Powerball drawing on Saturday night. The Cecil County man successfully matched all five winning numbers in the drawing and missed only the Power Ball, which was 30.

Six Powerball tickets bought in Maryland became second-tier winners in 2014. This win follows on the heels of a winning ticket claimed just last week by four pizza shop co-workers from Washington County.

Our new winner, who works in a warehouse, and his wife knew something was afoot when their scanned Powerball ticket wouldn’t show them how much they had won. “All that the message on the scanner said was to come in to the Lottery’s headquarters,” the woman said.

Not sure what that meant, the pair went home and checked their ticket online. Sure enough, the numbers on their ticket matched the numbers on the Maryland Lottery website.

Anxious to claim their prize, the two jumped in the car early Monday morning and made their way to Baltimore. “It took over three hours to get here because of traffic and road construction,” the man told Lottery officials. “Usually it takes about an hour.”

While the drive was long, it was certainly worth it. For now, they plan to pay off bills with their winnings. “It’s still pretty unreal,” the woman said. “We’re not sure what we’re going to do yet.”

The couple purchased their $1 million winner at Martin’s located at 24 Rising Sun Towne Center in Rising Sun.