NOTTINGHAM, MD—The big winner has claimed his prize.
A hectic morning led to an evening of celebration for a self-employed Baltimore resident, who saw his patience and persistence on November 8 rewarded after he won $50,007 in that night’s Powerball drawing.
The winner said he allocates a small-dollar amount each week to play Maryland Lottery games. He’s won small prizes in the past as well as $88,000 at a casino. His high-dollar luck in the November 8 drawing with his quick-pick ticket purchased in Nottingham led to his biggest Maryland Lottery prize yet.
Trying to buy the ticket was a challenge, he recalled. “It was a crazy morning.”
He made a trip to two Royal Farms stores before staying at the second one, located at 5361 Nottingham Drive in Nottingham, until a quick repair put its equipment back into action. The 66-year-old was the first customer to buy a ticket after the repair and saw his patience rewarded — later that night — with what turned out to be a winning, $50,007 ticket.
The winner owns a own fencing company and is still mulling over what to do with his prize.
No one hit the Powerball jackpot on Monday night, giving players a chance to win $190 million in the Wednesday, November 17 drawing. The cash option for the drawing is $137.3 million.
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