$50,000 Powerball Win Will Help Senior with Wife’s Care

Montgomery County man finds lucky ticket in May 6 drawing

All it took was $2 and a dream for an occasional Powerball player to find himself celebrating a very special occasion in the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle. The 86-year-old Silver Spring man won $50,000 in the May 6 drawing and still can’t believe his luck.

“I have won before, but only $800,” he said.

The Montgomery County resident, who still works full time, faced a delay in claiming his prize because he needed to get his identification documents in order.

“I had to go to the Social Security Administration first to correct my name,” said the winner. As soon as his corrected paperwork was available, though, the happy husband wasted no time on his next errand. “I headed straight to Lottery headquarters to claim my prize!”

He plans to play Powerball more often now that he’s had his first big win. The lucky player also said he plans to devote some of the winnings to care for his wife, who is in a nursing home, and will save the rest “for a rainy day.”

He found his lucky ticket at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service located at 5234 River Road in Bethesda.

Want to try your luck with Powerball? The jackpot is on a roll and has reached $92 million for the Wednesday, June 28 drawing. The cash option is $58.8 million (before taxes).