$100,000 Powerball Win a Good Start for Jackpot Hunter

Prince George’s County woman still looking for million-dollar prize

A Powerball player from Mitchellville traveled to Maryland Lottery headquarters on Monday for the first of what she expects to be at least two visits. The 60-year-old sees the $100,000 Powerball prize she and her husband came to collect as a down payment on the game’s jackpot.

“I started playing the Lottery last year,” said Maryland’s latest big-money winner. “From Day 1, I’ve focused on the jackpot, the win that will bring us millions of dollars.” A fan of Powerball and Mega Millions, she is excited about the $100,000 win produced by matching four of six white balls correctly plus the Powerball in the March 2 drawing. Adding Power Play to her ticket doubled her third-tier prize. “This is wonderful and we’re grateful, but I’m still looking for the brass ring.”

The Prince George’s County resident, who works as a home-care provider, thought at first that the Powerball jackpot was hers. “When I scanned the ticket on the Lottery app, the message read ‘See Retailer.’ I figured that meant it was a big prize, which I just knew was the jackpot, so I woke up my husband.”

He reminded her that Powerball offers many prizes too large for a Lottery retailer to cash. The couple then looked up the winning numbers and checked their $15 ticket. “It wasn’t the jackpot, but it (the prize) had a whole lot of zeroes.”

The $100,000 winning Powerball ticket came courtesy of Weis Markets #290 at 12100 Central Avenue in Mitchellville. The lucky couple plan to bank most of their winnings for now and share some of the funds with family members.

No one hit the jackpot last night, so the Wednesday, March 16 jackpot is set at an estimated $133 million. The estimated cash option is $87.8 million.