Green Heaven: Powerball Prize Fuels Sykesville Couple’s Landscaping Luxury

Carroll County residents win $50,000 in April 2 drawing

A Sykesville couple with dreams of green began April by winning a big Powerball prize. Although their green dreams are mostly related to landscaping, the pair pocketed a $50,000 prize when they matched four numbers and the Power Ball in the April 2 drawing of the multi-state jackpot game.

The lucky ticket was purchased when a trip to the hairdresser and the Martins Food Market in Eldersburg detoured into a chance at the growing jackpot, which had reached $227 million by this week. While purchasing a ticket for an upcoming drawing, the lucky lady scanned a ticket from the previous weekend and was surprised to find out she was holding a $50,000 winner.

The 49-year-old Carroll County resident works for a local financial institution, so she’s no stranger to large sums of money, but when she scanned her ticket, she knew she had to call her husband and deliver their code phrase for unexpected luck.

“She’s always so lucky and has won before with Lottery and the casinos, so when she called me and said the phrase ‘we need to talk,’ I knew something lucky had happened,” explained her husband.

Although she is not prone to extravagance, her husband is encouraging her to splurge a bit with their Powerball prize. He has already used a portion of the money to buy a set of arm rests and mulching blades for his John Deere mower.

The winning ticket was sold at Martins Food Market, located on 1320 Londontown Boulevard in Eldersburg. Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday night, with the jackpot rising each time there is no jackpot winner. But there are also eight other prize levels ranging from $4 up to the second-tier prize of $1 million. Tickets are $2 for each line of numbers, and players can multiply all prizes other than the jackpot by adding the Power Play option for an additional $1.