The $2 million Powerball winner from the Jan. 20 drawing made three trips to claim his prize because of weather-related issues.
‘Third Time’s the Charm’ wins with ticket from historic Jan. 20 drawing
His $2 million Powerball payoff is delayed no more! Old Man Winter’s storms played havoc twice with a winner’s scheduled trips to Maryland Lottery headquarters to claim his big prize from the historic Jan. 20 drawing. His trip on Friday, however, was smooth sailing.
In fact, the 54-year-old Pittsburgh resident is calling himself “Third Time’s the Charm” for Lottery publicity purposes! He claimed his prize from the drawing that produced a $731.1 million jackpot-winning ticket sold by Coney Market in Lonaconing. His $2 million prize-winning ticket with Power Play was sold by AC&T #130 in Hagerstown.
The jackpot, which no one has claimed yet, is the 4th-largest in Powerball jackpot history and the 6th-largest in U.S. lottery history. It is by far the largest Powerball jackpot won in Maryland Lottery history.
“Third Time’s the Charm” let the terminal Quick Pick his five rows of Powerball numbers and the multiplier for the game’s Power Play feature. That night, the value of his $15 Powerball ticket went to $2 million when one string of random digits matched five of the drawn numbers, only missing the final Powerball number.
“We were just three digits away from the jackpot. Yes, I’ve thought about it. What are the odds?” said the happy Pennsylvania man. “I’m sure I could figure out how to live with $731 million, but $2