Bowie retailer sells $1M Powerball winner

There was no jackpot winner in the Saturday, Sept. 29 Powerball drawing, but one lucky Powerball player in Maryland was a $1 million winner.

The $1 million ticket was sold at Bowie Exxon located at 1500 Crain Highway in Bowie. The ticket matched the first five numbers that were drawn — 9, 17, 34, 59 and 64 — but did not win the jackpot because it didn’t match the Powerball number, which was 22. The Power Play multiplier was 2x.

The Lottery urges the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place before bringing it to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Boulevard in Baltimore to claim the prize. The winner must claim the prize within 182 days of the drawing date.

Powerball has nine prize levels ranging from $4 to the jackpot, and Saturday’s drawing produced 16,704 winning tickets that were sold in Maryland. In the 47 states and jurisdictions where Powerball tickets are sold, there were a total of 703,740 winning tickets in Saturday’s drawing.

But with no jackpot winner, the jackpot continues to roll. The Powerball jackpot for the next drawing on Wednesday, Oct. 3 will be an estimated annuity value of $229 million (before taxes), with an estimated cash value of $134.3 million (before taxes).