$200,000 Second-Tier Powerball Ticket Sold in Reisterstown

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Maryland Lottery players who purchased Powerball tickets for this past Saturday night’s drawing at Sav-On Liquors, located at 11933-2 Reisterstown Rd., may have an extra pep in their step as they check their tickets.  A Powerball ticket sold there matched all five white balls, only missing the Power Ball, to yield a $200,000 prize.

The winner has 182 days to claim the prize. Since a winning $184 million jackpot winning ticket was sold in Florida, Wednesday night’s drawing will be worth $20 million.

Sav-On Liquors will receive a $1,000 commission for selling the second-tier ticket.  This isn’t the first time that location has sold a big Lottery winning ticket.  In December 2008, a $1.1 million Multi-Match ticket was purchased there.

  • I REALLY THINK IT IS VERY UNFAIR HOW MAJORITY OF ITS WINNERS SUCH AS MULTI-MATCH AND PICK 3 AND 4 ARE ALWALYS WINNERS IN AREAS OR NEIGHBORHOODS OTHER THAN BLACKS ESPECIALLY THE INNER CITY WHERE POOR PEOPLE LIVES.It is neighborhoods like poor blacks is were you all be getting majority of your monies from but yet you all already know where you put the big cash winning prizes at and that is not in a black neighborhood. So i tell everyone that i know not to play because this whole thing is rigged. You all make it easy for other nationalities. I f you do have a winner in maryland it is on the outskirts never in the heart of the city. If it is a game all i ask you all to do is to make it fair and give all races a chance. Dont discriminate. Thankyou

    • mdlottery

      Alison: The geographic locations of our winners are random. There is no way to predict where the winners will be. However, research tells us that more winners come from areas of the State in which more people are playing. Please take at our winners stories. There you’ll see that we have winners from all over the State and a broad range of demographics.

      To speak specifically to the daily games (pick 3, pick 4, etc.), winning numbers have always been – and will continue to be – purely the luck of the draw and a matter of random chance. Numbers drawn for each of the Lottery’s daily drawing games are arbitrary. Every time a ball is drawn, it is an independent and unique event, completely unaffected by what ball was drawn seconds, hours, days, or weeks earlier. In addition, each ball drawn has the same exact chance of being drawn as any other ball in the machine, at any point in time. There is no relationship between where people are playing and the results that occur.

  • Kevin Butler

    I’ve heard something called second chance to win I beleive it is called. I’m curious as to how that works because I have a small stack of non winning tickets that I have been holding onto for several weeks.

    • mdlottery

      Kevin: We have several second chance contests going on right now. To learn more click here.

      We also have a $2 Million logo hunt promotion going on now. For more on that, click here.