Parkton Woman Wins Big at Powerball PartyWednesday, February 3rd, 2010
Lottery Event Attended by Hundreds
Powerball has arrived in Maryland with much fanfare as the Maryland Lottery rolled out the red carpet for its newest multi-state jackpot game. Nearly 400 attendees gathered at Martin’s West on Sunday to celebrate the debut of the game at a huge Powerball Kick-Off Party. Attendees received red Powerball t-shirts upon their arrival and were greeted by the Lottery’s Powerball mascot. Many donned their t-shirts to create a sea of red revelers in the ballroom. Cameras flashed and news media captured the happy partiers as they kicked up their heels to the eight-piece band and lined up to purchase their first Powerball tickets.
“I had a great time and the band rocked,” said one happy partygoer. “Hopefully I will have the first winning Powerball ticket in Maryland!”
Throughout the event, the Lottery gave away $15,000. Christina Ignatowski from Parkton won the $10,000 grand prize. $1,000 winners included Jeff Waters from Baltimore, Sandra Byrd from Reisterstown, Nita Fridley from Glen Burnie, Cheryl Cugle from Harmon’s, and Kelly Hutton from Edgewater.
“This party was a great way to get players enthused about our newest multi-state jackpot game,” said Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett. “And, to top it all off, the jackpot is $115 million tonight!”
Powerball drawings will air Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 PM on WBAL-TV, Channel 11.