Player bought lucky ticket in Oct. 18 drawing
Congratulations to our new $50,000 Powerball Double Play winner! Even though no one hit the jackpot, there were 8,776 winning tickets sold in our state in the regular Oct. 18 drawing and 1,289 Double Play Maryland winners.
The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player who bought the Double Play third-tier winning ticket in Prince George’s County at Best 1 Food Mart. The store is located at 4225 Southern Avenue in Capitol Heights.
The winning Double Play numbers to match were 26, 59, 62, 64 and 65; the Powerball was 15. This is the 10th Double Play third-tier winning ticket sold in Maryland this year.
Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the back of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. They get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes. Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Customer Resource Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click HERE to schedule an appointment.
Double Play is a second drawing that takes place about 30 minutes after the Powerball drawing. Players can add Double Play to their tickets for an additional $1. Adding the Double Play option makes the ticket eligible to win prizes in both the Powerball drawing and the Double Play drawing. Double Play has a top prize of $10 million.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated $70 million for the Saturday, Oct. 21 drawing, with an estimated cash option of $31.7 million. Winning Powerball numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone by downloading the free MD Lottery app. Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Players can add either Power Play to their tickets for an additional $1 or Double Play for an additional $1 or both for a total ticket cost of $4.