“Leather & Lace” of Bel Air can retire in style after winning a $100,000 Powerball prize.
‘Leather & Lace’ claim two third-tier prizes on same ticket
A Bel Air couple can ride off into the sunset, finally fully retired, after winning $100,000 in the Aug. 31 Powerball drawing. The pair, going by the nickname “Leather & Lace” for their love of motorcycles, just claimed two third-tier prizes won on one ticket.
The husband bought the $8 ticket the day before the drawing at Redner’s Warehouse Markets #54 located at 2126 North Fountain Green Road in Bel Air. When he later checked the ticket, the Harford County resident realized that he won a prize but didn’t understand how much it was. A store clerk solved the mystery.
“When I scanned, I saw the number ‘100’ but it quickly disappeared so I thought it was $100,” the husband said. “Then, the clerk checked it and said it was $100,000. I was shocked!”
The 68-year-old went home to tell his wife about the win and found her in the kitchen, cooking dinner. “He was holding the ticket in front of me but did not say a word. I asked him what he was telling me,” she recalled.
His message was simple. They won $100,000 when their ticket matched four of the five Powerball numbers, including the Power Ball, on two lines.
“Leather & Lace” say they plan to put the winnings toward a new roof at their home and fully retire. One member of the team is a semi-retired service worker and the other already retired from the banking industry and works part time in retail.
The Powerball jackpot is still on a roll and set for an estimated $186 million for the Saturday, Sept. 10 drawing. The estimated cash option is $102.6 million.