$50,000 Powerball Win Boosts Husband’s Plans for Valentine’s Day

Columbia resident bought lucky ticket in Jan. 6 drawing

A wallet-cleaning session on Monday morning to check several weeks of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets for winners put a $50,013 smile on a Columbia man’s face!

The lucky fellow won $50,000 on a Powerball ticket bought in the game’s Jan. 6 drawing and an additional $13 on other tickets he hadn’t yet checked. Although he already has plans for a special Valentine’s Day celebration with his wife, the happy winner said, “This might turn it up a notch.”

Making a trip to the Winner’s Circle at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore wasn’t even on the loyal player’s radar Monday morning. Following his routine, the Howard County resident simply stopped at Kings Contrivance Exxon in Columbia to get gas and buy Powerball and Mega Millions tickets.

“My wallet was getting thick,” said the father of three, who decided the time had come to check his growing collection of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets. He usually checks any tickets in his wallet for winners when he stops back at his favorite Lottery retailer, but weeks had passed without any ticket checking.

He was in for a big surprise! After learning of his $50,000 win, the Baltimore business owner called his wife to share his good news, and then visited the Lottery office to claim the prize.

“This made my day going into work that much better,” said the 47-year-old.

The lucky player was one of three $50,000 Maryland winners in the Jan. 6 drawing. In addition, Lottery officials are still awaiting the arrival of a $50,000 Powerball winner whose ticket will expire on Friday, Feb. 16. That ticket was sold at the Giant #117 in Catonsville for the drawing on Aug. 19, 2017.

The happy dad plans to make sure employees at his lucky retailer know about the big sale. Want to visit and see if Lottery luck comes your way? Stop by Kings Contrivance Exxon at 7201 Eden Brook Drive in Columbia. The jackpot is on a roll and set for $165 million for the Wednesday, Feb. 7 drawing.