Winning ticket sold in Baltimore City
A lucky Powerball player bagged a $50,000 sweet treat on Halloween! The winner bought a ticket for the Saturday, Oct. 31 drawing at Pimlico Exxon, located at 5509 Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore, and was among 12,763 Maryland players with winning tickets ranging from $4 to $50,000.
The winning numbers were 2, 6, 40, 42 and 55; the Powerball was 24 and the Power Play multiplier was 3. The lucky player on Park Heights Avenue matched four of the first five numbers and the Powerball number. This is Maryland’s 33rd $50,000-winning Powerball ticket sold during 2020.
Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of winning tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
The $50,000 winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery headquarters’ Customer Resource Center located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Winners of smaller prizes can claim them by mail, at Lottery retailers or by appointment. Get details on how to claim by mail here, how to schedule an appointment here and how to cash prizes of up to $5,000 at Lottery retailers here.
Because no one won the jackpot, it rolled to $137 million for the Nov. 4 drawing. The cash option is $106.6 million.
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.