Greg Smith of Cumberland now has 10,004 reasons to spend more time with his family; a leisurely trip from his home in Cumberland to visit his brother in Frederick resulted in a third-tier Powerball win.
Smith, who works in commercial insurance, hadn’t had the chance to visit his brother in Frederick since he moved there and decided to make the trip on Wednesday, October 6th. An avid Powerball player, he realized only after arriving in Frederick that he hadn’t bought his ticket for that evening’s drawing. When he stopped for gas, Smith decided to buy his tickets right then and there – and purchased tickets for the next four drawings. This was a break in his normal routine as he usually buys his tickets in Cumberland and has since Powerball came to Maryland this past January.
As usual, Smith checked his numbers online and is still in disbelief that he won. “My mother-in-law won $15,000 from a scratch-off in West Virginia and that was the only big Lottery win our family has ever had,” he said with a huge grin. “The next win is going to be the big one.”
Smith, who is married with three children, hasn’t figured out how he’s going to spend the money yet. He just wanted to “see the check in person” before making any plans.
The winning ticket was purchased at Riverside Market Place at 1991 Monocacy Boulevard in Frederick.