Lucky tickets win third-tier prize in Wednesday’s drawing
Lady Luck paid a welcome visit on Wednesday night, as two Powerball tickets delivered $50,000 prizes to players visiting Maryland Lottery retailers in Montgomery and Baltimore counties. Even though no one hit the $147 million jackpot, there were 13,193 winning tickets sold in Maryland for Wednesday’s drawing, with prizes ranging from $4 to the two $50,000 winners.
The winning numbers were 7, 14, 17, 57 and 65; the Powerball was 24 with a Power Play multiplier of 5. The Lottery is looking for the lucky players who bought winning tickets worth $50,000 at Cana Beer & Wine located at 13505 Clopper Road in Germantown and Harford Road Shell located at 6708 Harford Road in Parkville. There have now been 23 Powerball tickets worth at least $50,000 sold in Maryland during 2020.
Lottery officials recommend that the winners sign the backs of their tickets and keep them in a safe location until claiming their prizes. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to $158 million for the Saturday, Aug. 8 drawing. The cash option is $130.3 million. The last jackpot was hit July 25 in Nebraska.
Watch televised Powerball drawings at 11:22 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays on WBAL-TV. Winning numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone by downloading the free MD Lottery app. Powerball is offered in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each. Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 292 million to 1. Overall odds of winning any prize are about 25 to 1.