$1M Powerball Winner In Maryland, Ticket Sold at 7-Eleven In Crofton
CROFTON, Md. (WJZ) — Check your tickets! Someone who bought a ticket at the 7-Eleven in Crofton won $1 million during the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday.
The winning numbers to match were 23, 26, 27, 28, 66; and the Power Ball was 11. The Crofton ticket holder matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball.
Maryland Lottery officials said the winner should sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place until they claim their winnings. They have 182 days to claim their winnings at the lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
But, lottery officials said all players should check their tickets closely — because more than 10,500 people had a winning ticket in the state. Winners could claim anything from $4 and up, as Powerball has 9 different winning levels.
Since no one won the $60 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday, it rolled to $70 million for the Saturday, Nov. 16 drawing. That’s a cash option of $47 million.
It’s the third Powerball win in Maryland this year.
A Clear Spring man bought a $1 million winning ticket at Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown for the Feb. 20 drawing; and a Newburg man bought a $1 million winning ticket at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg for the March 9 drawing.
For selling the ticket, the 7-Eleven store located at 2129 Defense Highway in Crofton earns a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery.
Check your tickets! Someone who bought a ticket at the 7-Eleven in Crofton won $1 million during the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday.
Powerball Results, Numbers for 7/11/20: Did Anyone Win the $79 Million Jackpot on Saturday (Last) Night?
The Powerball numbers for July 11, have been revealed, but did anyone win the grand prize and when is your next chance to play?
With an estimated jackpot of around $78.3 million, the full line-up of numbers for the draw were: 14, 19, 61, 62 and 64, with a Powerball of 4. There was a X2 Power Play in place meaning some participants had the ability to double their winnings.
According to the official lottery website, no one won the jackpot, meaning the next draw on Wednesday has been upped to around $87 Million, an amount that carries a cash option of approximately $70.2 million.
The website says that eight ticket holders matched four balls and the red Powerball this weekend, a result which comes with a prize of $50,000. Of those, six players had used the X2 Power Play, meaning they each walked away $100,000 richer.
The game is simple: Powerball costs $2 per play, with anyone who wants to take part choosing five white balls numbered between one and 69, then one number between one and 26 for the red Powerball . Draws are held on Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET, also hosted live on YouTube, where the most recent can be watched.
To win the jackpot, players must match all five white balls and the red Powerball . Still, matching five white balls alone will still result in a $1 million prize.
Most winnings are delivered in cash, although the lucky jackpot winners are given the option of choosing the prize to be either an annuity or a full cash payment.
The annuity option is sent in 30 graduated payments, which will increase by five percent every time funds are deposited, lottery officials say on the Powerball website.
The organization announced last month that a 48-year-old woman from Delaware won a $1,000,000 prize after matching five white balls in the May 16 draw.
The month prior, North Carolina woman Shanika Miller won over a million using numbers made up of birthdays and ages. Her Power Play ticket matched numbers on five white balls, winning her around $2 million. After state and federal taxes, Miller took home $1,415,001, saying she would use the winnings to buy a house and pay bills.
Here are the top five Powerball jackpot prizes of all time:
1. $1.586 billion (01/13/2016) with tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee
2. $768.4 million (03/27/2019) with a single ticket sold in Wisconsin
3. $758.7 million (08/23/2017) with a single ticket sold in Massachusetts
4. $687.8 million (10/27/2018) tickers in Iowa and New York
5. $590.5 million (05/18/2013) with a single ticket being sold in Florida
The Powerball website says that eight ticket holders matched four balls and the red powerball this weekend, a result which comes with a prize of $50,000 each.