A man from Maryland who loves chasing lottery jackpot has won a top prize worth $50,007 thanks to a Powerball drawing last month.
Terry Moats, from Hagerstown in Maryland, told lottery officials that he enjoys jackpot games and plays them every week, no matter what the jackpot size, although of course it is more exciting when the values are high. On March 28th, the Powerball jackpot was worth $40 million, and Mr Moats bought his ticket from Martins’ store #6275 in Hagerstown. A man from Florida won $1 million thanks to a Florida Cash ticket which he made a point of buying every week.
The 66-year-old then put his tickets away in his lottery hiding place and didn’t check them against the drawing numbers until it was nearly two weeks later. “I sometimes leave them up there for a whole month,” the Powerball player admitted. “But, when I finally checked them, I couldn’t believe what I saw.” A woman from Nottinghamshire in England won over £1 million on the UK Lotto ticket she’d left stuck to her fridge for three weeks, while a £1 million Euro Millions winner from the south of England left his ticket in his wallet for a month.
The Powerball winner’s numbers had matched all but one of the main numbers in the March 28th drawing. Those that came up were 6, 8, 26, 52 and 53 plus Powerball number 21, while Mr Moat’s choice on his ticket was 2, 6, 8, 52, 53 and 21.
Those matches won him a third tier Powerball prize worth $50,000, but his winning didn’t end there as one of his other tickets had also matched. Three of those numbers matched the winning numbers and won him an additional $7. Another Maryland Powerball winner recently won $50,000 on a ticket thanks to a change in tactic.
“What’s funny is that I always play my wife’s birth date number 8, for the Powerball number,” the lottery winner said. “This time, I played my birth date number, 21, and won!” A Virginia woman who regularly plays her family’s birthdays on her tickets saw that routine pay off when she won $1 million on the Mega Millions.
Mrs Moats said that she didn’t believe her husband when he first showed her his winnings ticket, but the parents of two and grandparents of five are now pleased to be planning for their winnings.
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