9:18 AM EST, February 13, 2013
Two Maryland Lottery tickets bought in the Tri-State area have resulted in big payouts for the purchasers, including a $1 million prize claimed Tuesday by a Middletown, Md. man.
A $1 million winning ticket in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing was bought at Fountaindale Service Center in Middletown. The ticket matched the numbers 05, 06, 16, 36 and 58, but missed the Powerball, which was 03.
A ticket bought at Boonsboro Exxon for Monday night’s Multi-Match drawing is worth $625,000 after matching all six numbers. The numbers were 16, 18, 31, 35, 37 and 42.
That prize remained unclaimed as of Wednesday morning. Winners have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
A 34-year-old Middletown man went to buy a Mega Millions ticket last week, but quickly changed his mind after seeing Powerball had a $1 million second-tier prize, Maryland Lottery officials said in a news release. Until Monday morning, he had no idea he had won the million-dollar prize.
After realizing his $1 million ticket was pinned to the corkboard in his office, he moved it to a safe place, according to the release. “I kept it inside a book until I brought it here (Tuesday),” the man, who chose to remain anonymous, was quoted as saying.
The man plans to only let immediate family know about his secret windfall. With his winnings, he plans to pay off his house and invest the rest, the release said.
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