Columbia Man Credits Positive Mindset for $50,000 Powerball Win

Howard County man didn’t realize he had so many numbers

The Powerball jackpot keeps rolling along, reaching $522 million for tonight’s drawing while creating yet another third-tier Maryland winner along the way.

A Columbia man who finally checked his Powerball numbers from the Aug. 26 drawing saw he had a winning ticket but thought he only won a few hundred dollars. He didn’t realize the quick-pick ticket was worth $50,000 until a Lottery retailer shared the great news.

“I must have looked at it wrong,” said the 53-year-old. “I thought I had two to three numbers.”

The winning numbers for the Aug. 26 drawing were 20, 22, 26, 28 and 63; the Powerball was 5. The Howard County man matched four out of the five winning numbers along with the Powerball, which was good for a third-tier prize.

The information technology worker said he plans to place his prize into a savings account. The loyal player credits his win to having a positive outlook and said he always tries to remain upbeat when he plays. He also practices good physical and mental health by riding a bike and hiking.

“When I am negative, I usually don’t get any numbers,” he said.

The Powerball player purchased his lucky ticket in Catonsville at Royal Farms #374 located at 6430 Baltimore National Pike.

Tonight offers another opportunity for players to try to catch a giant Powerball prize. Monday’s jackpot has an estimated annuity of $522 million and an estimated cash option of $252.4 million. This is the third time in 2023 the jackpot has topped half a billion dollars.