Silver Spring Woman Claims $50,000 Powerball Prize

A Silver Spring woman became $50,000 richer Jan. 20 when she claimed her Powerball prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

The woman purchased a lottery ticket while shopping at the Bethesda Giant located at 7142 Arlington Road. She told lottery officials that she routinely plays a her special set of numbers and made sure to get a ticket for the Jan. 2 Powerball drawing. Using her lucky numbers, she played four lines of numbers which cost her $8. She missed the $265 million jackpot by just one number.

Her husband accompanied her to the lottery headquarters and told officials he discovered her big win Jan. 3 when he checked her ticket with the Lottery’s app. Her ticket matched four white balls and the red Powerball for $50,000. She also matched the red Powerball on another line, bringing her total winnings to $50,004.

She told lottery officials, “When my husband called to tell me, I just couldn’t believe it. I usually only win small amounts.”

The couple have two children and plan to use the winnings towards bills and college tuition.

The jackpot for the next Powerball drawing is estimated to be $572 million and takes place Saturday.


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