BRANDYWINE, MD – A lucky man from Brandywine enjoys playing Pick 4 or Pick 5 on a weekly basis. When the 39-year-old had to travel recently, he made sure to play his numbers in advance. He did not learn he had won $50,000 until the next day, after he had arrived at his out-of-town destination.
The customer visited the Food Inn at 12549 Mattawoman Drive in Waldorf on Nov. 18 and purchased a $1 straight Pick 5 ticket that covered the Nov. 18 evening drawing through the Nov. 21 midday drawing. The next morning, he was exhausted from traveling that he forgot to check the winning numbers. It was 4 a.m. when the lucky player awoke to discover that his number, 15407, had been drawn as the winning number in the evening drawing on November 19.
“I thought I was dreaming,” the happy player said as he recalled looking at his ticket and checking the winning numbers in the wee hours of the morning.
Prince George’s County resident, who has been self-employed for the past two years, plans to use his windfall to pay his bills. For selling the lucky ticket, the Food-In store in Waldorf will receive a $500 bonus.