State sees 25,927 total winners in Wednesday’s drawing
A lucky Powerball player can ring in the New Year as the Maryland Lottery’s biggest winner in the Wednesday, Dec. 30 drawing. The player won a $50,000 third-tier prize, becoming one of 25,927 Marylanders who won prizes of $2 and up last night.
No one hit the jackpot, which rolled to $384 million for the Saturday, Jan. 2 drawing. The cash option is $295.4 million. The last Powerball jackpot win was for $94.8 million in the Sept. 16 drawing, with the winning ticket sold in New York.
Our newest $50,000 winning Powerball ticket came from Harpers Farm BP located at 5485 Harpers Farm Road in Columbia. The winning numbers were 3, 43, 45, 61 and 65; the Powerball was 14 and the Power Play multiplier was x2.
Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the back of their 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 temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
The $50,000 winner can claim the prize immediately by mail or in person by appointment starting Jan. 4 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, at Maryland casinos or by appointment at Lottery headquarters starting Jan. 4. 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.
Maryland is home to two Powerball jackpot wins: $128.8 million in December 2011 (Elkton, Cecil County) and $108.8 million in September 2011 (Abingdon, Harford County). In 2019, Maryland had five $1 million Powerball wins and in 2018 had one $1 million winners. This year, the state has now had 43 third-tier $50,000 winners.
Players can 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.