Loyal Baltimore player plans to save, invest windfall
A Pick 5 player from Baltimore, going by the nickname “Homer Depot,” enjoyed another round of good luck with one of his favorite games. The 67-year-old took home a $50,000 top prize in the May 5 Pick 5 evening drawing.
“Homer Depot” said he loves to play the Lottery and Pick 5 is his game of choice, both because of the payout and because he so often wins. Recently retired from the finance industry, the winner and his wife play the Lottery weekly. They enjoy a variety of games from scratch-offs like Frogger to Pick 5 and Mega Millions.
“Homer Depot” bought his lucky Pick 5 ticket at Royal Farms #302 located at 6124 Edmonson Avenue in Catonsville. He placed a $1 straight bet on the number 21047 for the May 4-5 evening drawings.
“I’ve won small amounts before, but this is the most money I’ve ever won,” he said. After checking his ticket and realizing Lottery luck had brought him a big win, “Homer Depot” quickly left the store to say a prayer of thanks and call his wife. In disbelief over his news, she urged him to rush home so she could see the winning ticket for herself. Together, they scanned the $2 ticket several times using the Lottery mobile app.
When asked how he will spend his surprising fortune, the happy grandfather said he plans to save and invest the funds. More importantly, he said, these winnings will enable him to financially help his adult kids and grandkids. He also plans to keep playing Lottery games because “you don’t know what else is up the road.”
Royal Farms #302 in Catonsville is “Homer Depot’s” favorite place to play because of the convenience and lack of wait times to buy games. The Lottery will give the Baltimore County store a bonus of $500, equal to 1% of the prize, for selling a $50,000-winning Pick 5 ticket.