A Maryland woman won a $100,000 Powerball prize playing numbers from her late son's birth date, according to the Maryland Lottery.
The 80-year-old retiree's ticket matched 4 white balls and the Powerball in the Feb. 8 drawing. Her decision to add the Power Play feature payed off. The 2x multiplier doubled her $50,000 winnings to $100,000.
The avid lottery player said there are sets of numbers she's played for nearly 20 years.
"Most of the numbers I choose to play for any particular lottery game tend to have very special meaning to me so I usually play the same ones," said the mother of five.
Her winning Powerball ticket was bought from Thirsty's Wine & Spirits in Oxon Hill in Prince George's County.
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