Lottery officials waited today for Maryland’s first Powerball jackpot winner to show up at Lottery Headquarters. Although the winner of the $108.8 million Powerball jackpot still remains a mystery, another lucky couple arrived to claim their second-tier Powerball win of $200,000. The husband and wife, residents of Hanover, Pennsylvania and owners of a business in Baltimore, have long been fans of Maryland’s two big jackpot games.
It wasn’t until several days after the August 31st drawing that the couple realized that good fortune had visited them. While getting tickets for the next Powerball drawing, the winner remembered that he had a few tickets in the car that he needed to check. Realizing that he had won $200,000, hit him like a ton of bricks.
The $200,000 winner was purchased at Pipers Wine & Spirits, 4127 Hanover Pike in Manchester. The couple will use their winnings as a college fund for their children.