Two Maryland Lottery Players Claim $50,000 Powerball Prizes

Both tickets were from June 21 drawing

Not one, but two lucky Maryland Lottery players took a trip to Lottery headquarters on Friday, June 23, to each claim $50,000 winning Powerball tickets from the June 21 drawing.

A 62-year-old Baltimore County man learned about his win Thursday morning when he checked the Lottery’s website. Initially, the Dundalk resident thought he had won $100. He checked his ticket again, though, and realized he missed a number the first time around. That’s when he learned he was a $50,000 winner.

When asked what he planned on doing with his prize, the grandfather of one said he planned to take a vacation and pay some bills. The UPS retiree purchased his winning ticket at Modern Liquors located at 6916 Holabird Ave. in Baltimore.

The second $50,000 Powerball winner of the day was a 39-year-old registered nurse from Laurel. She decided on a whim to play a few games of Powerball after picking her car up from getting the brakes fixed. While at the West Laurel Exxon located at 15151 Sweitzer Lane in Laurel, she figured she’d grab a few tickets.

“I usually play my three kids’ and husband’s birthdays but for some reason that day, I had the numbers randomly picked,” she said.

The stunned lucky lady said that the most she’s ever won playing Powerball up until now was $100. With her recent windfall, she plans to pay bills and build a deck on her house.

To win the $50,000 third-tier Powerball prize, these happy players matched four white balls plus the Power Ball number. No one hit the jackpot in Saturday’s drawing, so it rolled to $92 million for the Wednesday, June 28 drawing with a cash option of $58.8 million.