Maryland Man Says He Bought Winning Powerball Ticket In Arizona

Powerball - Upper Marlboro
mikehellgren

Reporting Mike Hellgren

Filed under
Local, News, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Watch + Listen
Related tags
Arizona, Convenience Store, Maryland lottery, Powerball Ticket, Upper Marlboro
Popular Entertainment Photo Galleries

Car Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The GoCar Snapped: Celebrities Caught On The Go

Celebrity TwinsCelebrity Twins

Notable Deaths Of 2012Notable Deaths Of 2012

All-Time Father-Son Celebrity DuosAll-Time Father-Son Celebrity Duos

25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years25 Downs: NFL Injuries Over The Years

» More Photo Galleries

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJZ) — A mystery Maryland man claims he has the winning Powerball ticket that was purchased in Arizona.

Mike Hellgren has more on the video that appears to show the man checking the winning numbers.

Did surveillance video capture the moment a Maryland man found out he won the Powerball jackpot, or is it a hoax?

The clerk who checked the ticket believes it’s real.

“He said ‘I got it!’ He said ‘You wanna see my ticket?’ I said, ‘sure.’  Then he showed me the ticket. It was the exact number on his ticket,” said Kamran Afgan, store clerk.

Bill Kilby was standing next to the mystery man and also saw the numbers.

“The last comment I heard was he had enough money to ask his finance out, so I guess he was pretty happy about it,” Kilby said.

The man was wearing a reflective uniform with a Virginia Department of Transportation logo. He told witnesses he lives in Maryland and retired from the military. He also said he brought the ticket in Arizona.

Even though he checked the ticket at a machine in an Upper Marlboro convenience store, it did not send a record back to the Maryland Lottery headquarters. If he did win the jackpot, he’ll have to fly all the way to Arizona to claim it.

Maryland has been through this before.

Earlier this year, Miranda Wilson, a McDonald’s worker from South Baltimore, gained international attention after claiming she had the winning Mega Millions  ticket, but she wouldn’t show it to anybody.

Wilson spoke to WJZ in November.

“[My kids] are excited because this is a different life for me,” she said at the time.

It turns out the real winners were three Baltimore County educators, who called themselves the Three Amigos, and chose to remain anonymous.

“They had been kind of privately laughing among themselves and maybe texting back and forth that, you know, other people were claiming to have the ticket when, in fact, they knew where the ticket was,” said Maryland Lottery Director Stephen Martino.

Maryland did, in fact, have a second place Powerball winner. Almerta Williams, a custodian from Harford County who picked numbers that matched her loved ones’ birthdays. She picked one wrong because of some old glasses she was wearing, but it turned out to be the right choice.

“Me not being able to see got me $2 million. I’m a rich, blind woman,” Williams said.

The Lottery it seems has more plot twists than a soap opera.  Will the mystery man join the ranks of the lucky? Tune in next time for a new episode of “Big Money, Big Drama.”

Maryland Lottery officials say they cannot get confirmation that the man from the surveillance video is also a winner. If he does claim the $588 million prize, it’s not a windfall for the state. He would have to pay the taxes in Arizona.

The man would also split the jackpot with a couple from Missouri. Mark Hill, a 52-year-old mechanic, and his wife, Cindy, came forward at a Friday news conference as the winners of one of the two Powerball tickets.


 Maryland Man Says He Bought Winning Powerball Ticket In Arizona
By CapitalBay Online 11/30/2012 10:43:00

Socialize

@Capitalbay1 You can follow the latest updates on Twitter, Capitalbay News website

ENTERTAINMENT

Kardashian Kollection Finally Hits The Street

The complete 'Kardashian Kollection' for Dorothy Perkins revealed

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May Come Together For Live Tour

They haven't appeared on the same stage since Jeremy Clarkson left Top Gear following a 'fracas' with a producer in March. But fans of the hit

Jana Kramer And Mike Caussin At Music Awards

Jana Kramer and Mike Caussin look cosy at the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards

Mckellen Considered Knighthood Snub

Sir Ian McKellen considered turning down his knighthood, thinking that the system was unfair, he has revealed. The multi-award winning actor was given the honour in

Congratulations To Mark And Michelle As Hottest Couple

Congratulations Mark and Michelle! Our favourite moments from TV's hottest couple.

Yomleyom Airbrushes Out Female Politicians

You could be forgiven in thinking that Israel's newly-appointed government contains no women...if you only read the country's ultra-Orthodox press.  Religious news outlets across the country

£20m Dance Floor

Kendall Jenner, Doutzen Kroes, Jourdan Dunn, Joan Smalls, Karlie Kloss and Lara Stone made for a most glamorous model pack as they danced the night

Recent Comments

SUBSCRIBE MAILING LIST

By subscribing You will recieve our latest news. Your information will not be shared with anyone.