Grandfather Finds $50,000 Winning Powerball Ticket in Woodstock Grocery

Baltimore resident claims third-tier prize from Jan. 22 drawing

A routine trip to the grocery fueled a $50,000 Powerball win in January for a lucky Baltimore man, who just claimed his largest prize in 40 years of playing Maryland Lottery games.

On Jan. 22, the loyal player bought groceries and a $4 quick-pick Powerball ticket at Weis Markets #062 in Woodstock. A month later, the 92-year-old came into the Maryland Lottery’s Winner Circle in Baltimore with a big smile and his granddaughter close behind him.

“He’s has had some other wins, but this is his largest win,” said the granddaughter. “He was thinking about not playing the Lottery before this big win, but now I don’t think he will ever stop.”

The winning grandfather bought the lucky ticket from the Jan. 22 drawing at the grocery, which is located at 10825 Birmingham Way in Woodstock. He missed the jackpot by only one number!

The Powerball jackpot is back on another roll to $70 million for the Wednesday, Feb. 26 drawing. The cash option is $50.7 million. Our lucky grandfather is one of 12 Maryland winners of $50,000 Powerball prizes so far this year and five of those prizes remain unclaimed. They were sold by Value Dollar, Hyattsville, for the Jan. 4 drawing; Wawa #8507, Glen Burnie, Jan. 4 drawing; Giant #135, Silver Spring, Jan. 11 drawing; A-1 Laundromat, Riverdale, Jan. 18 drawing; and Royal Farms #269, District Heights, Feb. 12 drawing.