Player wins third-tier prize in Wednesday’s drawing
Happy days are here for a lucky Powerball player! While no one hit the jackpot in the Aug. 26 drawing, one player bought a $50,000-winning ticket in Columbia and 8,939 other players bought winning tickets with prizes ranging from $4 to $100.
The big win happened at 7-Eleven #40062H located at 8251 Snowden River Parkway in Howard County. The winning numbers were 8, 12, 19, 47 and 58; the Powerball was 2 and the Power Play multiplier was 2.
Lottery officials encourage winners to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. 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.
Our $50,000 winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery Customer Resource Center. Get details on how to claim by mail here or schedule an appointment here. Other winners can claim their prizes at their local Lottery retailer.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to $47 million for the Saturday, Aug. 29 drawing with a cash option of $37.7 million.
The Aug. 26 win in Columbia is Maryland’s 26th third-tier $50,000 Powerball prize in 2020.
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.