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St. Mary’s County Couple Takes Home Third-Tier Powerball Prize

A jackpot-chasing couple from Southern Maryland missed a huge jackpot by one number in the Powerball drawing on Saturday, April 6. However, the fun-loving players are very grateful about their $50,004 third-tier win. Joseph and Sylvia Riley from St. Mary’s County only start playing the jackpot games, Mega Millions and Powerball, when a game’s jackpot reaches $250 million. Last week, the Powerball jackpot climbed to an estimated $1.3 billion, so Joseph made a special stop at Walmart #1981 located at 45485 Miramar Way in California specifically to get tickets. He purchased a $10 quick-pick ticket and later hid it in a safe place at home. The weekend arrived and the April 6 Powerball drawing had come and gone with a jackpot win reported in Oregon. However, there were three $50,000 third-tier winners from Maryland. After hearing about that, Joseph made sure to check the ticket to see if he matched any of the winning numbers. “I saw I matched four white balls and the Powerball and I got excited,” said Joseph. “I probably checked that ticket four or five times to be sure.” Confident that he won $50,000, plus $4 because he also matched one white ball and the Powerball […]

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