Howard County man claims second-tier prize from March drawing
A self-employed appliance repairman has happily added a $1 million Powerball win to his Lottery prize collection, giving him more flexibility with his retirement timetable.
The 67-year-old Woodstock resident is quite the Lottery enthusiast. He and his wife of 47 years have Mega Millions and Multi-Match subscriptions and he plays Lottery games several times each week. He especially enjoys playing Keno at his local bar.
The service repairman unlocked his Lottery luck while visiting Weis Market #062 located at 10825 Birmingham Way in Woodstock. When he cashed in some winning Lottery tickets, the loyal player decided to turn his $20 in prizes into Powerball quick picks for the March 28 drawing. That night, he checked his numbers against those on the Maryland Lottery website and realized he won.
“I was quite happy, needless to say,” said the lucky winner. “I checked several times to see what I was doing wrong for the numbers to keep indicating that I won.”
Happily self-employed for 28 years, the Howard County resident still enjoys his work and isn’t quite ready to retire. His house is paid off and he has no debts, he said. Our winner plans to invest the majority of his prize and also financially help his son.
Weis Market is also quite happy about this lucky man’s win. The Lottery gave the store a $2,500 bonus for selling a 2nd tier winning ticket.