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Parkville player hits Powerball for $150,000, thanks to Power Play

PARKVILLE, MD—A Maryland Lottery player from Parkville who was having a good day playing scratch-offs made a decision that gave him a great day later in the week. He added a quick-pick Powerball ticket to the mix for the September 25 drawing. The Baltimore County resident also paid the extra $1 to add the Power Play multiplier option, which turned a $50,000 third-tier win into a $150,000 score.

“I like to gamble just a little,” said the 49-year-old.

He enjoys the anticipation of a win and has played most of the Maryland Lottery’s offerings.

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“If you win, you win, if you don’t, you don’t,” he said, explaining his Lottery play philosophy. He plans to save most of his $150,000 windfall in case any family members end up needing help in the future. Also, he is pondering the purchase of a car, but said it would be “nothing fancy.”

The winner bought his lucky $4 ticket, which included both the Power Play and Double Play options, at Tobacco 21, located at 2337 Cleanleigh Drive.

Players still have time to get tickets for the Saturday, October 9 drawing. The jackpot is $31 million with a cash option of $22 million.

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