|His lucky number “10” and a Maryland Lottery jackpot billboard helped John Furman of Baltimore put a $10,000 Powerball win in his life!|
Claims $10,000 Powerball Prize
A Baltimore longshoreman was enduring another uneventful drive down the highway when a billboard promoting Maryland Lottery jackpots caught his eye. John Furman of Baltimore hustled off to the nearest Lottery retailer and now has a $10,000 Powerball win in his life!
His ability to quickly add numbers in his head led to the win. “The Mega Millions jackpot was $43 million and Powerball was $67 million, added together that’s $110 million,” the 29-year-old said. “I knew it was a sign, being that my favorite number is 10.”
He stopped at the Royal Farms at 1601 Middleborough Road in Essex to buy $30 worth of Powerball and Mega Millions tickets. John was certain a Lottery win was coming. He was correct! His lucky number “10” appeared again in the form of a $10,000 Powerball prize in the Saturday, June 14 drawing.
A weekend trip to Ocean City delayed him from checking his tickets the night of the drawing. John first reviewed the winning numbers on his smartphone. “I knew I matched the numbers, but didn’t know how much,” he said. The father of one turned to his mother, Patricia, for help, and they verified the $10,000 win online.
“I never matched that many numbers before,” she said, laughing. “I really didn’t know.”
John, who is married with one stepdaughter, said his family already has plans for a Disney trip this summer. They will use some of the prize money on that vacation and he plans to save the rest.