27-Year-Old Claims Second-Tier Powerball Win
The Maryland Lottery’s $2 Million Logo Hunt paid off for Michael McCullough and the contest’s winners haven’t even been chosen. It was the search for the game’s Lottery logos that led Michael to purchase additional Powerball tickets for Saturday night’s drawing. One of those extra tickets ended up being a second-tier $200,000 winner.
The 27-year-old, who has been playing the Lottery for just two years, bought 20 Powerball tickets this past Thursday for Saturday evening’s drawing. McCullough woke up first-thing on Sunday morning and began to check them online at mdlottery.com. The first few tickets didn’t reveal a win. It wasn’t until his seventh ticket, that he noticed that there was a strong possibility that he was $200,000 richer. “I did a double take. I was ecstatic to see that I had actually won,” said the father-of-one. He immediately called his girlfriend to tell her his good news. “I asked her to pinch me the whole day,” said Michael. “I was afraid to fall sleep because I didn’t want to wake up and find out it was all a dream.”
A recent graduate of North American Trade School where he majored in electrical technology, Michael’s ultimate goal is to pass his entry test and work as a lineman for BGE. With his newfound wealth, he intends to buy a 750 BMW and take a trip to Las Vegas. He is also planning a surprise for his beloved girlfriend of five years.