MARYLAND DUMP TRUCK DRIVER TO “KEEP ON TRUCKIN’” DESPITE $50,000 POWERBALL WIN
A man from Maryland who won $50,000 on the Powerball lottery has revealed that he plans to continue driving his truck in order to reach further financial goals.
The dump truck driver, from Hurlock in Maryland, won $50,000 with a Powerball lottery entry on August 11th, and he already has big plans for his winnings. The 65-year-old winner says that he’s going to use some of his Powerball lottery prize to pay off the current loan that he has won his pickup truck, and some of the money will go towards a belated wedding gift for his daughter.
The lucky Powerball winner told lottery officials that his daughter got married twelve years ago, ad that despite giving her away in the ceremony, he was financially unable to give her a wedding gift that he considered appropriate. “She said, ‘Don’t worry about it, Daddy,’” the Powerball winner recalled. “She’s a wonderful girl.” A retired truck driver from Maryland recently took home $20,000 on a Ravens scratch off lottery ticket, while just last week we told you about a truck driver from Connecticut who won big on the Cash 5 lottery with a big surprise thanks to his mother’s blurry vision.
The winning $50,000 Powerball ticket was purchased from Mike’s Corner store on Main Street in Preston, Maryland, and it was there in the same store that the lucky winner realised quite how lucky he had been. “I grabbed my heart like I was having a heart attack!” he said. When a man from Saskatchewan in Canada won $1 million on the Lotto Max, his wife was worried that he would have a heart attack!
Having won $50,000, the Powerball winner said that he is a loyal lottery player, and enjoys playing games such as Powerball, daily numbers games and scratch offs, and he said that it’s one of his favourite past times. “I don’t drink very often. I don’t smoke. It’s a little hobby I enjoy,” he said. A recent Californian who won $30,000 on a scratch off also called playing the lottery a fun hobby that happened to make him a little richer.
In the August 11th Powerball drawing, the Maryland trucker was one of two $50,000 winners, while the $245.6 million jackpot was claimed by a single winner in New York. Earlier this year a woman from Woodlawn in Maryland won $50,000 on the Powerball lottery thanks to a choice of family birthdays on her ticket.
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