Powerball Jackpot Increases to $245 Million for Wednesday’s Drawing (11/2)Monday, October 31st, 2011
Lottery players are lining up and dreaming big. There was no Powerball jackpot winner this past Saturday, making Wednesday night’s drawing worth $245 million, the ninth largest in the history of the game. The jackpot has been growing ever since producing Maryland’s first Powerball jackpot winner on September 7th. That $108.8 million winning ticket, which was purchased at Wine World in Abingdon, was claimed by a Harford County couple.
In addition to the jackpot win, Maryland has also had 11 second-tier $200,000 Powerball winners in 2011, one of which has yet to be claimed. The unclaimed winning Powerball ticket was sold on May 28, 2011 at 7-11 in Clinton.
Powerball jackpots start at $20 million. Powerball tickets cost $1 and are available at over 4,200 Maryland Lottery retailers across the state. For an extra dollar per play players may opt for the Power Play feature, giving them the chance to multiply their non-jackpot winnings.
The Powerball drawing can be seen on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The drawings are later rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television. Click here for drawing times.