Takes home third-tier prize from May 2 drawing
A 63-year-old food industry worker was following his regular routine this past Friday when he stopped at a gas station to check his Powerball ticket from the May 2 drawing. It’s then that he realized his week-old $2 ticket was a $50,000 winner.
The Randallstown resident quickly called his wife at work to tell her the good news.
“He asked if I was coming home soon, and he sounded so nervous, so I thought something was wrong,” the winner’s wife told Maryland Lottery officials. “When he told me he hit Powerball, I thought he was lying. It’s still so hard to believe.”
The winner, who plays the Lottery occasionally, says his highest previous prize was $5. The Baltimore County man plans to invest most of his prize.
He bought his lucky Quick-Pick ticket at the Owings Mills Mall Exxon located at 10375 Red Run Boulevard in Owings Mills.
To win the $50,000 Powerball prize, players must match four white balls and the Power Ball number. The Powerball jackpot was not hit on May 2, and hasn’t been hit since. The next drawing on Wednesday, May 16 has an estimated jackpot of $280 million with a cash option of $167.3 million.