Two Marylanders win $1 million; 24 others win $50,000 – winning numbers were 16, 20, 37, 4, 62 Powerball 12
(BALTIMORE) – The Powerball jackpot roll that ended on Wednesday night with a $768.4 million winner in Wisconsin also delivered plenty of prizes for Maryland Lottery players.
In the 26 Powerball drawings between Dec. 29, 2018 and March 27, 2019, two Maryland residents won second-tier prizes of $1 million. Another 24 Maryland Lottery players landed third-tier prizes of $50,000, including five in the March 27 drawing.
Powerball has nine prize levels that range from $4 up to the jackpot, and all told there were 703,895 winning tickets sold in Maryland during the historic jackpot roll. The $768.4 million jackpot was the second-largest in Powerball history and the third-largest in U.S. lottery history, trailing only the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January of 2016 and the $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.
The two $1 million winners have come forward to claim their prizes. The lucky winners purchased their tickets in Hagerstown (Washington County) and Newburg (Charles County). Fourteen of the $50,000 winners have claimed their prizes, but the Maryland Lottery is still waiting to meet and greet the remaining 10, whose tickets were purchased in seven different counties and Baltimore City:
Emmitsburg Jubilee Foods, 515 East Main Street, Emmitsburg (Frederick County)
Mailboxes & More, 11140 Rockville Pike Suite 100, Rockville (Montgomery County)
7-Eleven #11575, 18120 Georgia Avenue, Olney (Montgomery County)
7-Eleven #27014, 22 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro (Prince George’s County)
Lottery officials encourage winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. Winners have 182 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
Powerball is offered in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each, or $3 with the Powerplay option, which will multiply all prizes except for the jackpot. Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million. Overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 25.