Nov. 18 (UPI) — Just six years after claiming a $100,000 jackpot from a scratch-off lottery ticket, a guy from Maryland won a prize of $50,000 from the Powerball lottery.
Officials from the Maryland Lottery were notified by Dimas Montoya, 48, of Waldorf, that he purchased some scratch-offs and a couple Powerball tickets from the 7-Eleven store located on Smallwood Drive in Waldorf in preparation for the drawing on November 7.
According to Montoya, “I examined the ticket at a gas station that I go to,” and he said this.
“The clerk was really thrilled for me when she told me that because the amount was so high, I needed to redeem it at the lottery headquarters.”
A prize of fifty thousand dollars was awarded to Montoya since his ticket matched four of the white balls drawn along with the Powerball…
“Knowing that I had missed the jackpot by one number caused a lot of thoughts to go through my head,” he added. “It was a close call.”
When Montoya won $100,000 from a scratch-off ticket in 2016, he went to the offices of the lottery for the first time.
The winner stated that he plans to use his most recent prize money to take his family on vacation and to add to his savings.