Abingdon Couple Claims $108.8 Million Powerball Jackpot

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Public awaits news of their identity

Still reeling from their new multi-millionaire status, an Abingdon couple arrived at Lottery Headquarters to claim the first Powerball jackpot won in Maryland. The happy twosome, still contemplating whether to disclose their identities to the public, had the only winning ticket for the September 7th drawing.

“We’re thrilled to finally have a big Powerball jackpot win in Maryland,” said Communications Director Carole Everett. “It’s been quite a winning week here at the Maryland Lottery. We also welcomed a $200,000 Powerball winner, as well as a $1 million scratch-off winner.”

The lucky Powerball ticket was purchased in Harford County at Wine World, located at 406-A Constant Friendship Blvd. in Abingdon. Wine World owner Elizabeth LaBruto expressed her delight upon hearing the news, “I’m happy to hear that Maryland sold its first top-tier jackpot ticket, jazzed that it happened in this community and thrilled that Wine World was a part of it.  Good things happen to good people and Wine World customers are the best!” Wine World will receive a $25,000 commission for selling the ticket.

  • Name

    When you keep seeing the same number in the same day play it. If your birthday comes up on the cash register play it. Numbers mean something thats why I know their is a higher power or angels. I always keep my eye on tag numbers cashier numbers and im not a gambler every once in a while ill play when something weird happens or I keep seeing the same number over and over im weird about
    2′s my grandmom past away on 2/22/92 in room 22. Ever since then weird things happen around that day. My wife was born on 2/20 and she is exactly 2 months 2 weeks and 2 days older then me. Her sister died a day before her Birthday. She died at the age of 32 very young. Her sister was only 19 and their father all died within 2 years of each other. I keep my eyes out on 2′s for precausion or luck,

  • hazel mckelvin

    i live in essex, maybe i will come to abingdon to try my luck, i am a firm beleiver that i was meant to have enough money to be financially secured, not necessarily rich, but well off where as though me and mine dont have to work, no more, just relax and enjoy the finer/better things in life, but thank ya jesus, for blessing me, and continuting watching over me, one day, i will seek my golden egg, good luck to ya and, well hell, you aint gotta play to win no more, but if ya feelin even more lucky, girl go for it.

  • hazel mckelvin

    i live in essex, maybe i will come to abingdon to try my luck, i am a firm beleiver that i was meant to have enough money to be financially secured, not necessarily rich, but well off where as though me and mine dont have to work, no more, just relax and enjoy the finer/better things in life, but thank ya jesus, for blessing me, and continuting watching over me, one day, i will seek my golden egg, good luck to ya and, well hell, you aint gotta play to win no more, but if ya feelin even more lucky, girl go for it.

  • Anonymous

    You think those winners are reading this on here or even care what anyone has to say! They are long gone and excited for there selves and family, they could care less about all this non sence. Alot of you should be ashamed to bring up that stuff on here, This is not about you and its suppose to be a Happy Time for those winners. And A Happy Place to express it. COME ON PEOPLE!!

  • Anonymous

    I cannot believe what I am hearing on here! But its Maryland what do you exspect, Evenually the state will disclose who won its just a matter of time. The state just wants there (chunks) and make sure they drain them for everything they can, who knows where all that money goes too,they claim there always broke, Congrats to the winner, I feel for ya! I would get the hell out of MD if I were you! Take Care and Be Safe!!!

  • NO GOD……

    Really dude..Wake up …there is no GOD!! I hope the church does not see a dime…..GOD is a waste of time and energy. Put your faith in something that you can see and touch..NOT some fairy tale figure…You still believe in Santa??

  • MJ

    Thanks James. You must be a financial consultant. Although I’m not rich I can use some of your tips.

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations on winning such a large some of money!!!

  • tweety

    I always read the comments but never post any. I like to hear good things happen to people.  I think James has some good advice.  Hope u make the right decisions, good luck, and don’t lose yourselves in all this. May God guide u with your decisions. And hope u still have peace in your lives with your “new $$$”.

  • Robbinlea1003

    Wonder if the couple was from Abgindon or just passing through?

  • TMZComputerService

    God Bless this couple. I do agree not let any one know who they are. I so glad to see that some one hit the power in Maryland,

  • Anonymous

    dm: That was a Mega Millions winner in VA.

  • Harris

    Don’t get on here asking for something from a complete stranger you could be asking for trouble to knock on your door.

  • Chepitor

    Dont trust any financial advisor I lost $60,000 do your home work take care Moses

  • Jade

    Congratulations and by all means, remain anonymous.  Get a good attorney, accountant and financial advisor but make sure they are not from the same firm. You will do fine because you already made a critical first smart move by remaining anonymous.  And lastly, as a wise person once told me, “be careful because people love to spend your money by  telling  you what you should do and and what they would do.”  If you don’t know where to get the dream team of advisors I mentioned above, follow the money, i.e., people who have  money can recommend advisors they’ve used.  If  you don’t know anyone, reach out to Suze Orman, she helps people all the time.  I didn’t in the lottery but had an unanticipated windfall and  she was very helpful.  Google her name and then go to her website.   Help those in need and you will continue to be blessed!!!

  • Boculto

    Congratulations!! Stay anonymous and live life to the fullest!! You sound like wonderful people and very deserving. God is good!!!



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