Player bought lucky third-tier winning ticket in March 15 drawing
Wednesday’s Powerball drawing delivered a $50,000 win to a lucky player who bought a ticket at a Columbia grocery store. Although no one hit the jackpot, there were 8,181 winning tickets sold in our state in the March 15 Powerball drawing with prizes ranging from $4 to $50,000.
The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player who bought the ticket at Giant #155 located at 7200 Cradlerock Way in Columbia. The winning numbers were 16, 18, 33, 37 and 50; the Powerball was 8 and the Power Play multiplier was 2.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to an estimated annuity value of $78 million for the March 18 drawing, with an estimated cash option is $41.1 million.
So far in 2023, the Maryland Lottery has sold 18 third-tier winning Powerball tickets worth $50,000 to $150,000 and four third-tier Powerball Double Play tickets of $50,000 and $50,007. In 2022, the state sold two $2 million second-tier winning tickets, seven $1 million second-tier winning tickets, 92 third-tier winning tickets and five Double Play third-tier winning tickets.
Maryland is home to three Powerball jackpot wins: $731.1 million in January 2021 (Lonaconing, Allegany County); $128.8 million in December 2011 (Elkton, Cecil County) and $108.8 million in September 2011 (Abingdon, Harford County).
Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs 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 Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click HERE to schedule an appointment.