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La Plata Man Becomes Maryland’s Newest Millionaire With Scratch-Off Win in New Market

A Charles County resident who typically plays Maryland Lottery scratch-offs enjoyed powerful results when he added a jackpot game. In mid-December, instead of purchasing just instant tickets, the 62-year-old bought two Powerball quick-pick tickets and won $1 million! The retired Giant grocery store employee was running errands on December 16, 2019, when he decided to stop at New Market Citgo to purchase holiday scratch-offs as stocking stuffers for his family. While there, on a whim, he also bought two Powerball tickets for the Dec. 18 drawing. The father and grandfather said he missed the drawing and decided to check the ticket two days later at a local Lottery retailer. He scanned the ticket and thought his prize totaled far less than $1 million. He was still very happy. “I started freaking out,” he said. “I thought it was $1,000.” After checking his ticket’s prize with the cashier, the Powerball player realized he needed to add three zeros to the end of that prize amount. “I sat in the truck for about a half hour to get myself together,” he said. “Then, I called and told my wife.” “He’s a jokester, so I didn’t believe him” said the winner’s smiling wife […]

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