Powerball Luck Finds Two MarylandersThursday, April 22nd, 2010
$200,000 Wins in Elkton and Rockville
While yesterday’s $252 million Powerball jackpot went to a Missouri player, two Maryland players won large cash prizes last night. Big Elk Liquors in Elkton and Belby Discount Beer & Wine in Rockville both sold $200,000 second-tier winning tickets for last night’s drawing. Both tickets are yet to be claimed at Lottery Headquarters.
“Just yesterday we met our then-biggest Powerball winner, an Anne Arundel County man who claimed a $50,000 prize,” reported Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett. “What a difference a day makes.” Last night’s $200,000 wins are now the biggest Maryland has seen since the popular game arrived here earlier this year. “We’re hoping to continue the pattern and get an even bigger Powerball winner soon, maybe even this weekend.” Saturday’s jackpot is $20 million.
The Powerball drawing is held in Orlando, Florida and can be seen locally on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 pm on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The multi-state game is played in 41 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.