Buying lottery ticket adds up to $50,000 win for Bowie math teacher

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Math problem writing on a chalk board
Math problem writing on a chalk board

A still-shocked Bowie resident told Lottery officials this week that he had never won anything before he purchased a Powerball ticket worth $50,000. He certainly cannot say that any longer.

The latest Maryland Powerball winner is still unable to believe that Lady Luck found him when he stopped for gas at a BP station in Calvert County earlier this month.

“I buy tickets fairly often,” he explained, “and I win fairly often, but nothing like this.” The lucky math teacher discovered his $50,000 win in the Nov. 7 drawing only moments after waking up one morning this week. “I scanned a handful of tickets I’d bought these last weeks on my Lottery app. When I saw this one, I didn’t believe it. I was out of my mind!”

The 77-year-old Prince George’s County resident plans to share his Powerball winnings with his family, finding something special for every member, right down to his youngest grandchild. 

“It’ll start with my wife, though, she’s first,” he added.

Since the recently ended $2.04 billion jackpot run began in August, his $50,000 third-tier prize is the 41st similar or greater Powerball win in Maryland. He purchased his winning quick-pick ticket from 260 BP located at 2975 Chesapeake Beach Road in Dunkirk.

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