Stop for Gas Leads to $200,000 Powerball Win for Lucky Couple

Same Lottery retailer sold $1 million Powerball ticket in February

A couple from Westminster who routinely purchases Powerball and Mega Millions tickets every time they fill up their tank with gas never imagined their strategy would soon fill their bank account, too. The lucky pair did just that when they stopped at the High’s in Sykesville last month.

The husband and wife did what they always do – added the tickets to an existing pile of unchecked tickets in their house and forgot about them until this week.

“I decided it was time to check all of the tickets, so I pulled up the winning numbers on the Lottery’s website,” said the wife, who works in real estate. “Once I saw that we matched those numbers, I checked the ticket eight more times and then called my husband.”

The winning ticket from April 26 matched four white balls plus the Power Ball for a prize of $50,000. When purchasing the ticket, they chose to add the multiplier feature. That drawing produced a 4X multiplier, raising their prize to $200,000!

The parents of two grown children say they haven’t decided yet how they are going to tell their kids about their Lottery luck. With the prize, they plan to pay off their cars and other bills and share some of the winnings with their children.

This is the second big Powerball win this year at this High’s location at 10 Liberty Road in Sykesville. The lucky Carroll County store also sold a $1 million winning Powerball ticket in February. No one hit the jackpot in the May 3 drawing, so it rolled to $147 million for the Saturday, May 6 drawing with a cash option of $90.6 million.