Maryland clerk’s error leads customer to $50K lottery prize

A Maryland man said he won $50,000 from the Maryland Lottery thanks to a store clerk mistakenly giving him two tickets instead of the single ticket he requested. File Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI

Aug. 29 (UPI) — A Maryland Lottery player who asked a store clerk for only one Powerball ticket said the worker made an error that led to him winning $50,000.

The 27-year-old Odenton man, whose name was not released, told Maryland Lottery officials he was shopping Aug. 9 at his local Weis Markets when he asked the clerk for one Mega Millions ticket and a Powerball ticket.

“I only asked for one ticket each for one game of Mega Millions and Powerball,” the winner said. “The cashier gave me two games on each ticket. I am grateful she did as the second game on my Powerball ticket was the winning one.”

The man said he and his wife plan to share their newfound wealth.

“We feel blessed to have won and we will pay it forward to Shriners Hospitals for Children, which is very near and dear to our hearts,” he said. “They have done amazing work and we are grateful for how they have touched our lives. We will also use some of our winnings to purchase our home in the near future.”


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