Powerball Jackpot Increases Again to $600 Million

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

UPDATE: May 17, 2013

Highest Powerball Jackpot in Game’s History

It’s time to get those tickets, Marylanders – the Powerball jackpot has been raised yet again and this time it’s a record-breaker. Nationwide sales pushed Saturday night’s jackpot from $550 million to a record-breaking $600 million. Along with becoming the largest Powerball jackpot ever, it’s also the second-largest jackpot in United States history. The cash option is now $376.9 million.

The largest multi-state jackpot in U.S. history was the Mega Millions $656 million jackpot in March 2012, which produced three winning tickets. One of the winning tickets was claimed by three Maryland public school employees, who took home a $218.6 million portion of the record-breaking prize.

In addition to the ballooning Powerball jackpot, another multi-state jackpot game has also been on a roll. Tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is worth $190 million.

Watch Powerball drawings on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV, Channel 11.

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    Sheila: Thank you for your patience regarding recent technical difficulties with the Maryland Lottery’s retail network system. The problem has been corrected and you should now be able to cash your tickets at the majority of Lottery retailers across the state. If you are still having difficulties in cashing your winning tickets, please contact the Maryland Lottery at 410-230-8800 during regular business hours. We apologize for any inconveniences that occurred as a result of this issue.

  • mdlottery

    Razin: Thank you for your patience regarding recent technical difficulties with the Maryland Lottery’s retail network system. The problem has been corrected and you should now be able to cash your tickets at the majority of Lottery retailers across the state. If you are still having difficulties in cashing your winning tickets, please contact the Maryland Lottery at 410-230-8800 during regular business hours. We apologize for any inconveniences that occurred as a result of this issue.



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