- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - Lady Luck has favored Powerball jackpot winner W. Randy Smith again.

The West Virginia man is among 62 people who won $2,782.50 in the Florida Lotto’s April 12 drawing. He matched five of the six winning numbers.

Smith told The Herald-Mail (https://bit.ly/1mgFxAq) of Hagerstown, Maryland, that he bought the ticket while on a family vacation in Florida. He used his winnings to pay for gas and food during the vacation, which he described as a belated Christmas gift for his family.

Smith, a former Berkeley County sheriff and magistrate, won a $79 million Powerball jackpot in 2010. He chose the $44 million cash option and pocketed $30 million after taxes.

“How many people can say they’ve won two state lotteries?” Smith said.

He said he likes his chances to win a third time.

“What happens once, happens twice, happens three times,” Smith said. “I just hope I can share it with somebody.”

Smith has made sizable donations to community projects and organizations, including about $2 million for a public recreation center in Inwood that bears his name.


Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., https://www.herald-mail.com

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