Retired state employee purchases one quick-pick ticket
An Elkton man who caught Powerball fever is one of many state residents who won $50,000 prizes in the past few weeks. The Cecil County resident had purchased a $2 ticket for the Sept. 27 drawing. When he checked his quick-pick ticket the next morning, he discovered he had won the third-tier prize.
“It was a nice way to wake up and start my day,” he said.
The winning numbers for that drawing were 1, 7, 46, 47, 63 and the Powerball was 7. Our winner had the number 11 instead of 1, which was enough to secure the $50,000 third-tier prize.
According to the retired state employee, he is a loyal player and purchases a ticket for every Powerball drawing. He only purchases one $2 ticket at a time. “It doesn’t matter if the jackpot is high or low, I buy a ticket for every game,” he said.
The 68-year-old said he is undecided on how to spend his prize. He purchased his lucky ticket in Elkton at Wesley’s Restaurant, located at 3700 Telegraph Road in Cecil County. He was the only Maryland player to win $50,000 on the Sept. 27 drawing and among 17 third-tier players to win $50,000 on Powerball since the last jackpot was hit was on July 19.
Powerball has orbited around over the $1 billion mark for the last week and Saturday’s jackpot is set at an estimated annuity of $1.4 billion. The estimated cash value is $643.7 million. This is the third largest jackpot in Powerball history and the seventh largest jackpot in U.S. history.