Kensington Man Rolls in to Claim $50,000 Powerball Prize

Rolling jackpot reaches estimated $620 million for Saturday drawing

A Montgomery County man zipped in and out of Maryland Lottery headquarters this week to claim a $50,000 prize from the Dec. 13 Powerball drawing.

The anonymous winner won the third-tier prize on a $10 quick-pick ticket bought at Woodmont Market, 8227 A Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda. He was among 21 players nationwide to win a $50,000 prize in that drawing.

The jackpot has continued to roll with no winners in last night’s drawing and is the fourth jackpot this calendar year to climb above half a billion dollars.

Players have won five Powerball jackpots in 2023, with the last jackpot hit Oct. 11 for $1.765 billion in California. Saturday’s drawing will be the 31st in this jackpot run. The estimated jackpot annuity for the Dec. 23 drawing is $620 million with an estimated cash option of $310.8 million.

Could Powerball roll one more time and hit on Christmas Day? It’s been a decade since that happened, with a Missouri player winning $71.5 million in the Dec. 25, 2013 drawing. Only three jackpots have hit on Christmas in Powerball’s history.