For 47-year-old Frederick Nash of Edgewood, winning a third-tier $10,000 Powerball prize from last night’s drawing really seemed to lift his spirits. He told Lottery officials that over the past few years, he heartbreakingly watched several family members pass away, including his twin sister who loved playing the Lottery.
“After the initial shock set in that I won, I thought about my twin sister who died from cancer,” he said. “She was my Lottery partner. We’d play all our numbers together. I would like to think she’s up there smiling because I won.”
The lucky winner, who is an electrician and has worked for Enterprise Electric for nearly 10 years, said that he usually purchases Powerball tickets with a co-worker when the jackpot begins to grow. However, this time he purchased the winning ticket himself. “My co-worker seemed to be happy for me,” he said.
Frederick told Lottery officials that he may purchase a new car and put the rest in savings. “I would also like to give the Lottery clerk a little something for putting in my numbers. She was so nice,” he said. The winning ticket was purchased at Geresbecks Bi-Rite in Baltimore.