Four states have second-tier winners, but the jackpot keeps growing
A lucky Maryland Lottery player might just have an extra special Memorial Day after buying a Powerball ticket that’s a $1 million winner.
The ticket was sold at the 7-11 store at 6590-B Old Waterloo Road in Elkridge and was one of four tickets sold nationally that matched five of the numbers in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. The other three winning tickets were sold in Iowa, Pennsylvania and Texas. No one won the Powerball jackpot, which rolls to $121 million for the Wednesday, May 20 drawing, with a cash option of $75.7 million.
Check your ticket to see if it carries the winning numbers of 24-29-38-48-52. The Power Ball was 32. Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location.
For selling the second-tier winning ticket, the 7-11 store at 6590-B Old Waterloo Road in Elkridge receives a $2,500 bonus. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
Nationally, 446,476 Powerball tickets sold for Saturday’s drawing were winners. Maryland saw 9,823 players win prizes ranging from the $1 million second-tier win down to $4. The 1,201 Marylanders who paid the extra $1 to add Power Play to the $2 ticket saw their prizes doubled.
Watch televised Powerball drawings at 11:22 p.m. 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 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.