Powerball winner “Double T” of Hanover, Pa., played the game for the second time ever and won $50,000!
Pennsylvania woman, ‘Double T’, takes home big prize
A 25-year-old Hanover, Pa. woman played Powerball for the second time ever and won a $50,000 third-tier prize! Her favorite Maryland Lottery game is scratch-offs, “Double T” said, but when she saw the price of a Powerball ticket, she thought, “Why not” and bought one just for fun.
The lucky player was running errands on Saturday, Dec. 1, the day of her lucky drawing, and headed across the state line to High’s #23 in Carroll County. She lives near the border and often shops in either state. Plus, she said, “the gas is 30 cents cheaper” in Maryland.
The winner went into High’s to buy gas and eggnog. She also gave in to an urge to get a quick-pick Powerball ticket for $2. Later that day, “Double T” settled in at the home she shares with her parents and grandmother to watch college football. Because of the game, she missed the Powerball drawing. The lucky player checked the winning Powerball numbers on Google before going to bed and made a shocking discovery.
“I didn’t believe it when I saw my numbers matched,” “Double T” said. “Even after I scanned the ticket and knew the amount I won, I checked the numbers multiple times.” The cautious winner said she was so paranoid about losing the ticket she slept with her purse every night until claiming her prize at Lottery headquarters