First Powerball Jackpot Win for State Since Game Began
Along with the torrential downpours, it’s raining cash here in Maryland. Last night, for the first time ever, a winning Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Maryland. The lucky ticket for last night’s drawing was purchased in Harford County at Wine World, located at 406-A Constant Friendship Blvd. in Abingdon. Wine World will receive a $25,000 commission for selling the ticket. Last night’s winning numbers were 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and Power Ball 13.
“We are so excited to have a top-tier winner here in Maryland. It will definitely add a bright spot to an otherwise rainy week,” said Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett. “We can’t wait to meet Maryland’s newest multi-millionaire.”
Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket. The winner, who has 182 days to claim, can decide between the $108.8 million annuity or the approximate $65 million cash option. After taxes, if the cash option is chosen, the winner will receive a lump payment of nearly $43 million.