$731 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Maryland
Posted January 21, 2021 4:06 a.m. EST
Updated January 21, 2021 11:45 a.m. EST
By CNN Newsource
Lonaconing, Md. — One ticket sold in Maryland hit the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history on Wednesday night.
The winning ticket, sold at the Coney Market in Lonaconing, is worth an estimated $731.1 million if the holder chooses payments over 29 years.
It would be worth $546.8 million if the holder chooses a lump-sum payment, lottery officials said.
The winning numbers were: 40, 53, 60, 68, 69, plus Powerball 22, and Power Play multiplier 3X.
Thirteen other tickets still matched the first five numbers without hitting the Powerball — winning at least $1 million. One of those — sold in Hagerstown, Maryland — won $2 million because the holder bought a “Power Play” option, lottery officials said.
While Wednesday’s top prize was the fourth-largest jackpot for Powerball, it was the sixth-largest in US lottery history.
The nation’s largest lottery jackpot was a $1.586 billion Powerball prize in January 2016, followed by a Mega Millions jackpot of $1.537 billion from October 2018.
Wednesday’s jackpot was by far the largest won in Maryland, “easily outdistancing the $218.6 million share of a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot claimed anonymously . in the March 30, 2012, drawing,” lottery officials said.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is up to $970 million
A large Mega Millions jackpot, meanwhile, is still in play.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot would be worth an estimated $970 million — which would be the United States’ third-largest lottery jackpot ever.
Maryland lottery spokeswoman Carole Gentry said Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing saw $260 million in sales, resulting in 36% of all possible number combinations being covered.
One ticket sold in Maryland hit the fourth-largest Powerball jackpot in history on Wednesday night.