An impulse decision to buy a Powerball ticket resulted in a $50,000 reward for a lucky Elkridge man, who saw his $10 ticket deliver a big win in the July 28 drawing.
“I’m planning on retiring soon, and this win brought me that much closer to retirement,” said the happy winner. “It’s not enough money to retire now, but just enough to make retirement closer than it was.”
The Howard County resident played Powerball after chasing a jackpot in the Mega Millionsgame. When his Mega Millions ticket came up a $2 winner, the player returned to Lottery retailer Waterloo Exxon in Jessup and purchased a $10 quick-pick Powerball ticket for the Saturday drawing.
Monday morning rolled around and the day that many workers dread was a day of joy for our winner! As he checked the July 28 winning numbers, he realized he matched four white balls and the Powerball! The 65-year-old was among 20 players who won $50,000 in the drawing and the only Marylander to do so.
No one won the jackpot, which rolled to $187 million for the Wednesday, Aug. 1 drawing with a cash option of $111.6 million.