Powerball Winner Not Caught on Tape in Prince George's County

The man featured in an Upper Marlboro convenience store video released last week was not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona.

A video released from an Upper Marlboro convenience store that showed a man celebrating a big Powerball win led many in Maryland to believe that man was a Powerball jackpot winner.

That no longer appears to be true. WJLA is reporting that the man in the video is not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona. The man who claimed his ticket is remaining anonymous, but he is in his 30s from Fountain Hills, AZ, WJLA reports.

WUSA9's Scott Broom is reporting that the man in the Upper Marlboro video was a Maryland man recently arrested in Virginia for credit card larceny.

According to CNN, the second ticket holder in November's record Powerball win came forward Friday to claim the nearly $200 million prize before taxes.

Editor's Note: This story was updated to reflect new information regarding the identity of the mystery man caught on tape.

E December 08, 2012 at 03:48 AM
"That no loger appears to be true." Does Patch not own a spell check? Its rare to find an article here without such errors.
GentlemanJack December 08, 2012 at 04:31 AM
morgan gale December 08, 2012 at 11:58 AM
This is so much fun. Especially on a cellphone with predictive typing and spelling. Please get a life. Patch does what a local paper used to do faster and with very little resources. I'm glad they are here. Is it better. .. I don't know. I subscribe to my local paper because I like the news and the feel of newsprint in my hands. I hope you'll consider supporting something you care about. .. perhaps a "Grammar Bowl."
MG42 December 08, 2012 at 05:41 PM
In the meantime, the guy in the video pretending to the be the winner got non-stop booty that was well out of his league for an entire week. Well done, sir.
Tom Rossing December 08, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Good for him, because he will bethe "booty" while doing time for fraud.
d December 09, 2012 at 10:52 PM
the fact that he went to work the next day should have been the tip off that he was a fake. I never believed it for a second & I can't believe anyone else did either
Jenni Pompi (Editor) December 10, 2012 at 08:02 PM
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