Third Middletown resident claims lottery prize

Bruce and Eileen Barnhard plan to invest most of their winnings and help their daughter with tuition payments, they told lottery officials. (Courtesy Maryland Lottery)

WASHINGTON – Call it Luckytown. For the third time in a year, a Middletown resident has won a large Maryland Lottery prize.

Bruce Barnhard won Monday night’s $675,000 Multi-Match jackpot. He decided on a whim to stop for a drink at Stup’s Market in Adamstown, Md., and bought a Multi-Match ticket, Barhard told Maryland Lottery officials.

“As soon as the machine scanned the ticket and I saw I had to go to Lottery headquarters, I had a feeling it was something good,” Barnhard told the Maryland Lottery.

“I looked the numbers up as soon as I got home and couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” he said.

When Barnhard told his wife, Eileen, he won she didn’t believe him.

Barnhard follows neighbor David Cline, also from Middletown, who won a $50,000 lotto prize last Friday in a Price is Right scratch-off ticket. In January, an anonymous winner from the same town claimed a $1 million Powerball prize.

Stup’s Market will receive $1,000 commission for selling the ticket.

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