Dundalk Man Claimed $1 Million Powerball Prize
The Maryland Lottery reported that a Dundalk retiree was one of two big winners.
A Dundalk man didn't hit the jackpot this week, but he came close.
A 68-year-old Dundalk native who matched five of the six numbers in Saturday's Powerball drawing claimed one of two $1 million Powerball tickets sold in Maryland, according to Maryland Lottery officials. The other winner, a Westminster family, came forward Friday afternoon.
The man from Dundalk was a retiree who wished to remain anonymous.
On Sunday, as he was picking up his tickets for the week at the Merritt Boulevard Giant, the 68-year-old Dundalk man realized that he was a winner, lottery officials said.
"While scanning that ticket, a message came across the screen that the ticket needed to be claimed at lottery headquarters," according to a statement from the Maryland Lottery.
“I immediately asked the cashier what that meant,” the man reportedly said. “She told me that she didn’t know how much I won, but it was probably pretty big.”
The man told lottery officials that he plays the same numbers for each drawing and plans to continue, putting his winnings from the $1 million ticket in the bank.
The second $1 million ticket was sold in Taneytown, according to the Maryland Lottery. There was no jackpot winner matching all six numbers.