Kingsville man finds winning $ 50,000 Powerball ticket in his laundry basket
KINGSVILLE, MD — Checking pockets before doing laundry is essential for Maryland Lottery players. Just ask a lucky man from Kingsville who found his $ 50,000 Winning Powerball Ticket in pants that would go through the washing machine.
The 75-year-old retired firefighter said his wife was about to do laundry when he decided to check her pockets. The search revealed the ticket, which he had bought weeks ago.
The lucky winner purchased the ticket for the June 2nd raffle at Walmart, located at 303 Fallston Boulevard in Fallston. He brought the note found at a nearby retailer to have it scanned. After checking the ticket, the clerk whispered to him that he had a big win.
“I couldn’t believe it,” said the happy player. He then shared the good news with his family and friends.
A loyal player for years, the retiree won $ 5,000 playing Pick 4 years ago. When asked about his plans for the prize, the winner said he would likely take a family vacation and would definitely continue to buy lottery tickets.
His third-level winning ticket was one of 30 $ 50,000 winning Powerball tickets sold in Maryland this year. These winning $ 50,000 tickets include two – still unclaimed – of the June 26 drawing sold by Texas Ribs & BBQ in Clinton and Paul’s Pit Stop in Emmitsburg.