HAGERSTOWN — A man was finally able to claim his $2 million Hagerstown Powerball Prize after winter storms stopped his initial attempts to claim the prize.
The 54-year-old Pittsburgh resident is calling himself “Third Time’s the Charm” for Lottery publicity purposes.
He claimed his prize from the drawing that produced a $731.1 million jackpot-winning ticket sold by Coney Market in Lonaconing.
His $2 million prize-winning ticket with Power Play was sold by AC&T in Hagerstown, a gas and convenience store located at 11564 Hopewell Road.
The area transportation worker said he discovered his lucky win after his girlfriend’s comments. She noted that both the Powerball jackpot win and $2 million prize occurred in areas he might have passed through on business.
Winter weather cancellations stopped the winner’s two initial attempts to claim his prize. His rescheduled visit on Friday was a success.
“Third Time’s the Charm” told Lottery officials that he plans to save most of his prize.
For selling the lucky ticket, the retailer earned a $5,000 bonus from the Lottery.