Waldorf parts specialist wins big in May 9 drawing

A transit system employee awoke to a powerful surprise last week that got him on the move to the Maryland Lottery Winner’s Circle. One of his Powerball tickets delivered a $50,000 prize by matching four numbers plus the Powerball in the May 9 drawing.

The 38-year-old Waldorf resident works as a parts specialist for a major transit system. When he isn’t working, he occasionally relaxes by playing Powerball. He tries his luck every couple of months, purchasing a $10 ticket with a series of familiar numbers and one randomly selected group of Quick-Pick numbers.

The day after the May 9 drawing, the lucky player realized that he got more than the bit of fun he expects when he takes a chance on the jackpot. The clerk scanned his ticket and returned it to him with a big smile, explaining the winner had to take the ticket to Lottery headquarters to claim his prize.

The Prince George’s County man said immediate plans for the prize include paying bills and taking a vacation. A portion of his winnings will go toward a future investment. He is currently studying business and plans to launch a real estate venture.

The happy player found his winning ticket at 7-Eleven #32282 located at 11575 Berry Road in Waldorf.