Couple, Childhood sweethearts, win $100,000 Powerball jackpot

A Baltimore couple, affectionately known as "Childhood Sweethearts," have won a $100,000 Powerball jackpot, providing them with financial support as they approach retirement.

Their stroke of luck came from an October 2 Powerball drawing, where they correctly guessed four white balls, initially securing a $50,000 prize.

To their delight, they decided to add the Power Play multiplier, doubling their winnings to $100,000.

The couple's unique winning strategy involved using a combination of significant personal numbers, such as their birthdays, birth months, and the addresses where they first lived and started dating.

They've been married for over 50 years and have enjoyed playing Lottery games together throughout their lives, although this win is by far the most significant they've experienced.

Upon checking their ticket through the Maryland Lottery App, the couple was astonished to discover that they had selected the Power Play multiplier option, doubling their prize.

Initially believing they had won $50,000, they were filled with excitement and disbelief, shedding tears of joy.

The newfound wealth has alleviated the retirement-related stress for the couple, who purchased their winning ticket at Crestmount Wine & Spirits in Jessup, Maryland.

The winning numbers for the Wednesday night drawing were 22, 26, 39, 47, and 63, with the Powerball number being 12, and they chose the Power Play multiplier of 3X.

This life-changing win will undoubtedly aid them in their transition to retirement, bringing comfort and security in their golden years.