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March 15, 2013

Frostburg man hopes lottery luck stays hot

NewPage worker wins three times in three days, including $100,000 jackpot

FROSTBURG — Jesse Broadwater Sr. of Frostburg hopes his Maryland Lottery luck stays hot.

On March 4, on his way to work at NewPage in Luke for the late shift, Broadwater bought a $10 Diamonds scratch-off at Powell’s Grocery in Lonaconing.

“Later that night I scratched it off at work and I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Broadwater told the Times-News Friday from the Maryland Lottery Headquarters in Baltimore.

 “I called over a co-worker, Dave Horton, and told him I thought I had won $100,000. My eyes aren’t that good. He looked at it and said ‘Oh my God.’”

Then the next day, Broadwater stopped at Powell’s again, this time on the way home from work.

“I bought a $5 Tax Free scratch-off and won $500,” he said.

The run of good luck wasn’t over.

A day later, at the Sheetz Store in Frostburg, a $10 Cash Blast ticket scratched off by Broadwater won him another $10,000.

“I waited until now to cash them in because I needed my son to drive me to Baltimore,” he said.

Broadwater said he buys scratch-off tickets on a regular basis, “almost daily.”

“I’m thankful I hit it. It will make a difference in my life. I’ll use some for retirement and give some to my family,” he said.

Broadwater plans to retire from NewPage in three years. Right now, though, he said he has a bunch of friends who want to rub up against him.

Contact Michael A. Sawyers at msawyers@times-news.com.

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