Eastern Shore Man Nets First $50,000 Powerball Prize

Fan of jackpot games scores his first big win.

A Dorchester County man made the long drive to Baltimore on Tuesday to claim a big Lottery prize he sought for years. A fan of the Maryland Lottery’s jackpot games, the 78-year-old has bought tickets once a week for decades. Lottery luck delivered a $50,000 Powerball prize to the Eastern Shore resident on March 14, making his long wait worthwhile.

“I never really expected to win something this big,” said the retired Cambridge city employee. “As a matter of fact, before this, I don’t think I’ve won even as much as $20 playing the lottery.”

When asked why he kept buying tickets every week, he replied, “There’s something about being in the running for the money. You have to have a ticket for any kind of win to be a possibility.”

Errands brought the loyal player to Cecil County last Monday to a store that carries a specific beverage that he loves. “Can’t find it anywhere else,” he said. That store, Redner’s Warehouse Market in Elkton, also happens to be a Lottery retailer. “I usually get a Powerball or Mega Millions ticket there when I stop by.” His visit put him in the right place at the right time to make his winning quick-pick Powerball purchase. His $2 ticket for the March 14 drawing delivered the big win.

The player and his wife plan to share their prize with their family. He also plans to continue to patronize his lucky store, both to quench his thirst with his favorite drink and try his luck with his favorite Lottery games. Redner’s is located at 311 Augustine-Herman Highway.