He's the third winner this year from Middletown.
A Middletown man is the winner of Monday night's Multi-Match Jackpot. Maryland Lottery officials say Bruce Barnhard, 54, has won 675-thousand dollars.
In a news release, Barnhard says he was on his way home Monday night, and went into Stup's Market in Adamstown to buy a drink. That's when he purchased his ticket.
As he was going about his business on Tuesday, Barnhard went back to the store to play some Keno. While there, he scanned his Multi-Match Jackpot ticket, and was told he had to go to Lottery headquarters because he had won. "I looked the numbers up as soon as I got home and couldn't believe what I was seeing," Barnhard says in a statement from the Maryland Lottery.
His wife, Eileen, couldn't believe her husband had won the jackpot. "He's always joking around with me, and I really thought it was a joke," she told Lottery officials. "We called our daughters and son-in-law the next day and told them the good news.
The Barnhards say they plan to invest most of the money, but they also want to help their daughter, Sarah. "We want to help our daughter with her tuition so she can concentrate a little more on school and not have to worry about graduating with a lot of debt," the couple says.
Stup's Market, which sold the winning ticket, will also get a $1,000 commission.
Barnhard joins two other Middletown residents who have won big in the Lottery. Last Friday, David Cline won a prize of $50,000 in the "Price is Right" scratch-off. In January, a Middletown man, who wishes to remain anonymous, claimed a $1-million "Powerball" second-tier prize.