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.