We all want to retire in style. That’s the dream. For this lucky Powerball player, her dream of retiring wealthy has come true! The lucky Maryland retiree resident wants to remain anonymous, but she was happy to share some details about her Powerball prize with the media.

This Powerball’s player’s win came at just the right time: retirement! The winner got $50,000 and is looking forward to being able to relax and put her feet up for many future years to come. The Powerball winner has now retired from working in the communications industry for many years. Although many changes were happening to her in life, there was one routine she kept the same that ended up really benefitting her: buying Powerball lotto tickets!

Thanks to that habit, she ended up winning $50,000 in cash. There have been many retirees who have won the lottery, and each of them says that it was the best thing that could have happened to them at a time like that.

The winner is a 71-year-old wife and mother explained that she checks her tickets every few weeks because the pile is usually bursting out of her handbag! It took her a couple of weeks to realize that one of the tickets she bought for the 11th of January draw ended up making her a winner.

“When I compared the ticket to the winning Powerball results on the Maryland Lottery website and saw the five matches, I just sat there in disbelief. I really didn’t believe it,” she said. She said she spent half an hour re-checking her ticket before coming to the conclusion that it was really happening to her.

She bought her winning Powerball ticket from ShopRite in Timonium. It was the only Maryland Powerball prize ticket to win as big as hers on the 11th of January. “It was a huge surprise, as you can imagine,” said the winner.

She and her husband want to do some home improvements now. They took their time in claiming their winnings because they first wanted to make sure how they were going to spend the money. They wanted to enjoy putting the money to good use and not let it go to waste as the win was a tremendous blessing.

She and her husband will continue playing the lottery and are looking forward to their next win!