Couple switched up their Powerball routine and won big in drawing in Maryland

Couple switched up their Powerball routine and won big in drawing in Maryland

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Are you ready for another chance toA Maryland couple has a lottery-playing routine: when the Powerball jackpot gets big enough, the wife goes out and buys a ticket. be a millionaire? You’re just in time!

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But ahead of the historic Nov. 2 Powerball drawing with a top prize of around $2.04 billion,

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the North Potomac couple had to switch things up when the wife didn’t have time to grab tickets

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the husband told Maryland lottery officials, according to a Nov. 14 news release

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“My wife was supposed to buy the tickets, but didn’t get around to it so I wound up picking them up at Steve’s Deli instead,” the 70-year-old told officials

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The night of the drawing, the man opted for Quick Pick tickets with the Power Play multiplier, officials said. By the time the winning numbers were called

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he was tired, but took a quick glance at his tickets. Without paying much attention, he went to sleep.

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The next morning, he took a closer look at his numbers, and that’s when he saw it: four matching numbers plus the Power Ball number.

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“I showed my wife the ticket, the winning numbers and the rules of the game,” he told officials. “She took a look and said, ‘we won $50,000’

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I showed her that I had paid the extra dollar for the Power Play option, so multiply that $50,000 by two

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The couple had won a third-tier $100,000 prize. While the couple — they’ve been married for 30 years

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doesn’t have exact plans for their winnings yet, they told officials that they hope to plan a trip

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