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St. Mary’s County Couple Wins $50,000 Powerball Prize

“Powellball” pair made U-turn to purchase quick-pick ticket A couple from St. Mary’s County dubbed themselves “Powellball” to share their story on how everything aligned for a $50,000 Powerball win in the Sept. 2 drawing. The loyal players were at New Market Service Center at 29233 Three Notch Road in Mechanicsville to make a weekly purchase that typically includes a Powerball ticket. When the couple left the St. Mary’s County store, they realized they had forgotten to purchase a ticket. Instead of skipping the drawing that night, and giving up their chance at winning a $420 million jackpot, the wife told her husband to go back to the store. “She told me to make that U-turn,” the grateful husband said with a grin. The “Powellball” team purchased a $10 ticket with five lines of numbers. The couple pointed out that this was significant because the third-tier prize-winning line was on the fifth and final line of the ticket. “If we would have bought a $6, $8 ticket or anything less, we wouldn’t have gotten that last line,” the wife explained. The next day, they were at a restaurant and the wife scanned the ticket for a win using the Lottery […]

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