Montgomery Village Man Uses Leftover Cash to Win $50K Powerball Prize

Winner used Quick Pick option to secure win

A Montgomery Village man thought his eyes were playing tricks on him as he scanned his Powerball ticket and learned he had won $50,000. He stopped by Lottery headquarters with his wife to share his story.

“I had to check it twice. I had to make sure it was true,” he said.

It was real as the lucky winner had four out of the five numbers, plus the Powerball, to earn a $50,000 prize from the April 17 drawing. The jackpot was $235 million that evening.

“We were so close. Just one number away from $235 million,” his wife said.

According to the Montgomery County resident, he buys a Powerball ticket or two when he goes into the gas station or the grocery store. He bought this winning ticket at Safeway #1620 at 20211 Goshen Road in Gaithersburg.

“When I go to the store and get some change back, I will use that cash to purchase some tickets,” he explained. The 57-year-old added that he doesn’t have a favorite or repeated number as he purchases his tickets through the Quick Pick option.

The biologist said he plans is to invest the money, but with a child in high school, he said that money may get diverted into paying for college in the future.

Want to join our winner and try your luck? Tonight’s Powerball drawing is for an estimated jackpot annuity of $37 million with an estimated cash option of $19.6 million.