Claims $10,000 Powerball Prize
The 43-year-old Easton man has played the same numbers for every Powerball and Mega Millions drawing since the large jackpot games became available in Maryland. Friday afternoon was no exception. Passing a 7-11 on the way to lunch with his sister, he told her he needed to stop and buy his tickets. Their short detour was long on benefits, resulting in his $10,000 Powerball win.
The federal employee was watching the drawing and saw the first number come up “Great,” he said. Then the second number and the third matched. The forth wasn’t one of his numbers, but the Powerball matched to give him his third-tier prize. “I jumped off of the couch and my two cats looked at me like I was out of my mind,” he said. “I didn’t get any sleep last night.”
The bachelor hasn’t told anyone about his newfound wealth and doesn’t intend to. He plans to use his winnings for surprises for some special people and to pay off his car. “This is a lot of money,” he said matter-of-factly.
The winning ticket was purchased at the 7-11, located at 8117 – 1 Ocean City Gateway in Easton.