Broken Vehicle Helps Cecil County Man Win $150,000 Powerball Prize

Monday night’s jackpot set at $460 million

A Cecil County man who plays Powerball using personal sets of numbers couldn’t do so in the Saturday, Feb. 17 drawing. A broken vehicle changed his plans and helped him win $150,000.

According to the big winner, he left a playslip with his favorite personal numbers in the vehicle that was being repaired.

“I couldn’t get to it so I had to buy a ticket with quick pick,” said the Eastern Shore resident. He purchased his ticket at Bennett’s Thrifty Liquors at 2852 Augustine Herman Highway in Chesapeake City.

The quick-pick ticket was good luck, as he matched four of the five numbers with the Powerball. The winner waited a week to check his ticket at a Lottery retailer.

When he scanned the ticket and saw the prize, the construction worker contained his excitement. He won the third-tier prize in the drawing and, because he added Power Play to his ticket, saw his prize triple to $150,000.

“My response was very mundane. I had a lot of responsibility to remain calm since it was $150,000.”

The lucky Powerball player said that the prize is going to help with retirement. His wife added that some of the money could go toward home improvements “We need some renovations done around the house,” she said.

There’s still time to try your luck in tonight’s Powerball drawing. The estimated jackpot annuity is $460 million. The cash option is estimated at $220.4 million.