He scanned his Powerball ticket when he returned from vacation. The Towson, Md., resident said he thought the machine was in error when he saw that he won the third-tier prize.
"I thought it was a mistake," Boyd said.
Boyd said he is still thinking of how to spend his winnings.
A man in Virginia man recently collected a prize of $147,500 when he bought 30 identical lottery tickets for a single drawing.