Dream Turns Into $1 Million Reality for Glenelg Woman

First-time player becomes Powerball winner

Many people dream of winning the lottery and becoming a millionaire. A lucky Glenelg woman went a step further than that.

The 53-year-old Howard County resident said a set of numbers came to her in a dream one night in February. When she woke up, she wrote down the numbers. Although she had never played Powerball before, she decided to give those numbers a try and purchased a ticket at Richburn Liquors at 6030 Foreland Garth in Columbia.

Is it ever a good thing she did!

Her combination of 17-19-21-32-39 won $1 million in the Feb. 25 Powerball drawing. Her Powerball number was 7, just one digit away from the 8 that would have won her the jackpot.

Our winner didn’t find out that she had a prize waiting for her until she checked the numbers in the newspaper a couple of days after the drawing.

“I didn’t know what to think,” she said. “I couldn’t believe it. But when I get the check I’ll believe it.”

The happy winner said she plans to use the money to pay off her car and her mortgage and take a vacation to Hawaii. For selling the winning ticket, Richburn Liquors will receive a $2,500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.