Winning Weekend for Lottery PlayersMonday, December 12th, 2011
Three Big Wins in Two Days
Lottery officials reported this morning that a $1 million Powerball prize and two $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prizes were won over the weekend. Saturday’s winning Powerball $200,000 second-tier prize was increased to $1 million as a result of playing the game’s Power Play option. For an extra dollar, Power Play can increase the prize up to five times. The wining ticket was purchased in Havre de Grace from Post Road Liquors, located at 1123 Revolution Street. Officials expect more wins of this magnitude from Powerball when scheduled changes to the game begin on January 15, 2012. The new $2 Powerball will raise all second-tier prizes to $1 million and jackpots will start at $40 million.
The weekend’s winning Bonus Match 5 tickets were both purchased at Giant grocery stores. Saturday’s $50,000 win at the Giant store at 10480 Campus Way in Upper Marlboro was followed on Sunday by one at the Giant, located at 7940 Crain Highway in Glen Burnie.
Lottery winners have 182 days from the date of the win to claim their prizes.