$108.8 Million Powerball Jackpot Ticket Sold in Abingdon

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

First Powerball Jackpot Win for State Since Game Began

Along with the torrential downpours, it’s raining cash here in Maryland. Last night, for the first time ever, a winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Maryland. The lucky ticket for last night’s drawing was purchased in Harford County at Wine World, located at 406-A Constant Friendship Blvd. in Abingdon.  Wine World will receive a $25,000 commission for selling the ticket.  Last night’s winning numbers were 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and Power Ball 13.

We are so excited to have a top-tier winner here in Maryland.  It will definitely add a bright spot to an otherwise rainy week,” said Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett.  “We can’t wait to meet Maryland’s newest multi-millionaire.”

Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket.  The winner, who has 182 days to claim, can decide between the $108.8 million annuity or the approximate $65 million cash option.  After taxes, if the cash option is chosen, the winner will receive a lump payment of nearly $43 million.

  • Anonymous

    GOOD LUCK TO U AND YOUR FAMILY ,GOD BLESS

  • Anonymous

    GOOD LUCK TO U AND YOUR FAMILY ,GOD BLESS

  • shajee tahawwur

    GOOD LUCK TO YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOUU

  • CASHonly

    It’s probably best to choose lump sum if you ever win big and you are given the choice of cash or annuity. Therefore, games that are annuity-only, including, for example, “$1000-a-week-for-life” (if no cash option is available) probably should be avoided.

  • CASHonly

    then your heirs might have to pay inheritance tax within months on the remainder of the annuity payments. another of many reasons why lump sum probably is the wiser choice

  • CASHonly

    1) the PB annuity is “backloaded”-it increases by 4% yearly, one reason why almost all PB/MM winners choose lump sum. 2) because of possible high inflation (ie Jimmy Carter, Zimbabwe) the value of the US dollar could drop to almost zero in a relatively short time.

  • CASHonly

    You have to pay tax on the winnings whether you choose cash or annuity. It’s better to choose lump sum, therefore you have full control of the money after the one-time tax hit.

  • Talldred

    close for me .but not close enough.

  • Talldred

    close for me .but not close enough.

  • Anonymous

    Marleysdad1: Please remember that the Lottery is meant for entertainment purposes only.

    It is also an important financial source for the state of Maryland, the Lottery’s core, underlying mission is to generate revenue to help support vital state programs and services such as education, infrastructure and more.

  • Anonymous

    Marleysdad1: Please remember that the Lottery is meant for entertainment purposes only.

    It is also an important financial source for the state of Maryland, the Lottery’s core, underlying mission is to generate revenue to help support vital state programs and services such as education, infrastructure and more.

  • Ann Davis

    LOL

  • Ann Davis

    Usually, I check my tickets a month later for games like powerball that I don’t play much but mega million. To your family remember that the family relationships are most important. Give your loved one if you even know a chance to wrap their head around the thought of being a multi-millionaire and do take the advice of Grobi43, it doesn’t have to be in that order but try to get it all done and one more thing to add is payoff your loved ones debts so they can have a fresh start as well. Congrats to you and your fam.

  • Ann Davis

    Usually, I check my tickets a month later for games like powerball that I don’t play much but mega million. To your family remember that the family relationships are most important. Give your loved one if you even know a chance to wrap their head around the thought of being a multi-millionaire and do take the advice of Grobi43, it doesn’t have to be in that order but try to get it all done and one more thing to add is payoff your loved ones debts so they can have a fresh start as well. Congrats to you and your fam.

  • BE WISE

    By all means TAKE THE CASH OPTION. The next 20 years or however long it takes to get the annuity payments is not promised to anyone. In case of death, your survivors WILL NOT continue to receive the annuity payments unless their signatures are on the back of that lottery ticket before redemption. If not, the money is returned to the STATE. 

  • Marleysdad1

    The whole lottery thing is a gimmick its crazy how some ppl can spend $100-$200 a week on lottery quick picks but supposedly the person who spends under $10 wins…me personally I spend alot weekly and themost I won was $17 on match5 bonus

    • Anonymous

      Marleysdad1: Please remember that the Lottery is meant for entertainment purposes only.

      It is also an important financial source for the state of Maryland, the Lottery’s core, underlying mission is to generate revenue to help support vital state programs and services such as education, infrastructure and more.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OTMBYVHMZEOFSTR2WCNRNRMEE Spartan 1771

    Edloves2playpool

    Yes, they allow you to stay anonymous.  I recently hit $200,000 and I didn’t want to reveal my employer and a few other details.  They were very respectful and even edited the column they wrote about me at my request.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OTMBYVHMZEOFSTR2WCNRNRMEE Spartan 1771

    Edloves2playpool

    Yes, they allow you to stay anonymous.  I recently hit $200,000 and I didn’t want to reveal my employer and a few other details.  They were very respectful and even edited the column they wrote about me at my request.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OTMBYVHMZEOFSTR2WCNRNRMEE Spartan 1771

    Edloves2playpool

    Yes, they allow you to stay anonymous.  I recently hit $200,000 and I didn’t want to reveal my employer and a few other details.  They were very respectful and even edited the column they wrote about me at my request.  

  • Playandwin

    Could anyone tell me what’s the best option to take my money? Anyone??

    • CASHonly

      It’s probably best to choose lump sum if you ever win big and you are given the choice of cash or annuity. Therefore, games that are annuity-only, including, for example, “$1000-a-week-for-life” (if no cash option is available) probably should be avoided.



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