Loyal Powerball Player Realizes $50,000 Win in Retirement

Finds Lottery luck in Jan. 11 drawing

Retired recently from the communications industry, a Baltimore County woman told Maryland Lottery officials that one part of her daily work routine survived her lifestyle transition. The longtime fan of big jackpot games continued to play Powerball and Mega Millions every week and saw her loyalty repaid with a $50,000 Powerball prize.

“I check my tickets every couple of weeks, whenever the pile has gotten too big for my purse,” said the 71-year-old wife and mom. “When I compared this Powerball ticket to the winning numbers on mdlottery.com and saw the five matches, I just sat there. I really didn’t believe it.”

After a half hour of checking the results and examining her ticket, she finally accepted the reality of her big win with the lucky ticket bought at ShopRite #5 located at 37 West Aylesbury Road in Timonium. “It was a huge surprise, as you can imagine.”

The Towson resident was the only Marylander to win a $50,000 prize in the Jan. 11 drawing and one of 16 U.S. winners of that prize. No one hit the jackpot, which has continued to roll since the Dec. 21 drawing and reached $206 million for the Wednesday, Feb. 1 drawing.

The retiree and her husband waited several weeks to claim the $50,000 prize, which prolonged their enjoyment of the win. “We talked a lot about how amazing it is that this happened to us and about what we’d do with the money.” The prize is destined for several big home improvement projects. The couple plans to continue to play weekly, hoping that Lottery luck will strike again and deliver a jackpot win!