Nonprofit CEO Finds Powerball Play a Winning For-Profit Venture

A nonprofit CEO with a penchant for Powerball found the likelihood of profit and prize winnings more real than he ever expected in August. Although the jackpot prize eluded him, the Montgomery County man matched four numbers and the Powerball for a $50,000 payoff in the Aug. 29 drawing!

The winner, a 78-year-old from Germantown, said he plays Powerball weekly using a combination of birthdays for a few plays and a couple of randomly selected Quick Picks for a few more. At most, he’s won several $100 in prizes during his five years as a jackpot chaser. This time, nothing was different about his Powerball play except the result. Our lucky winner was the only Marylander to claim a $50,000 prize in the drawing and one of 13 nationwide to do so.

The loyal player bought his winning ticket on Aug. 18 at 6-12 Convenience Mart in Germantown, playing the same numbers for four drawings. He later pulled up the winning numbers on his phone to compare them with the numbers on his ticket. When one of the Quick Pick series of numbers began to match, he reviewed the Powerball payouts on the back of his ticket and discovered it was good for a $50,000 prize.

The happy player waved his wife over to where he sat at their dining table and gave voice to the moment every Powerball player dreams of — revealing a big win.  Post Lottery win, the CEO has a new nameplate: Chief Enjoyment Officer! He told Lottery officials the prize will allow him to eliminate an auto loan, share some of the windfall with his family and enjoy more of his favorite pursuits: travel and golf.

The lucky Lottery retailer that was home to this latest Powerball win is located at 14100 Darnestown Road in Montgomery County. Could a Powerball win be in your future? Stop by this lucky store or another Lottery retailer to get your ticket for the Wednesday, Sept. 12 drawing. The jackpot is on a roll and set for $132 million with a cash option of $78.6 million.