Baltimore Man Excited over First Major Lottery Win

Claims $100,000 Powerball prize

A loyal Maryland Lottery player is celebrating his first major win after capturing a $100,000 prize in the July 29 Powerball drawing. The Baltimore man, who plays draw games twice a week, was among 15 players nationwide to win a third-tier prize in the drawing.

The 61-year-old found Lottery luck at Ingleside Food Mart located at 1002 Ingleside Avenue in Catonsville. He usually buys his tickets at the store and let the terminal quick pick his numbers for the July 29 drawing. The lucky man learned of his win the next day after checking the Maryland Lottery website.

“I was just one number away from getting a million [dollars]!” he said. Because the Powerball fan added the Power Play multiplier to his ticket, the drawing’s 2X multiplier doubled his prize to $100,000.

The happy player shared the great news with family members, who were also excited about his win. When asked of his plans for spending the prize, the lucky man said he and his family might take a trip when it is safer — due to COVID-19 issues — to travel.

No one has hit the Powerball jackpot, which reached an estimated $169 million for the Wednesday, Aug. 12 drawing. The cash option is $140.6 million.