Lady luck found her way back to this Washington, D.C. couple, who claimed a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket today – and a $1 million prize a couple years ago!
Players claim $50,000 third-tier prize from Jan. 13 drawing
A Washington, D.C. husband and wife who are big Maryland Lottery fans brought an entourage to Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to share a momentous occasion. Surrounded by family members, they claimed a large Powerball prize — for the second time.
“We were here a few years ago,” said the winner’s sister. “They won $1 million then!”
This time around, the couple won $50,000 by matching four white balls plus the Power Ball on Jan. 13, which was the night of the record-breaking $1.6 billion Powerball drawing. The husband bought the multi-draw ticket at Sligo Beer and Wine at 730 Sligo Ave. in Silver Spring and chose numbers that were important to him.
“I played family members’ birthdays and ages,” said the 62-year-old husband. “I’ve played these numbers for a while. My brother-in-law gave me some advice a while ago to keep playing the same numbers until they hit. I’m glad I listened to him.”
Since the ticket included multiple draws, they did not check it until a week and a half after the drawing took place. The winners then locked the ticket in a safe until they gathered the proper paperwork to claim the prize.
With the last prize, the truck driver and his wife renovated their house and took a nice vacation. They haven’t decided yet what they are going to do with this windfall.