Players bought lucky tickets in Allegany, Montgomery counties
Happier holidays are here for two very lucky Maryland Powerball players. One of them bought a $1 million winning ticket in Takoma Park, and the other bought a $50,000 winning ticket in Ellerslie for the Monday, Dec. 20 drawing.
Check your tickets closely because even though no one in Maryland hit the jackpot, we had 12,880 winners statewide.
New Hampshire Sunoco located at 6360 New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park (Montgomery County) sold the $1 million winning ticket. GK Management #1352 at 14409 Ellerslie Road in Ellerslie (Allegany County) sold the $50,000 winning ticket.
The winning numbers to match were 2, 13, 23, 34, 66; the Powerball was 2. Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location.
Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click HERE to schedule an appointment.
The Powerball jackpot rolls to an estimated annuity value of $378 million for the Wednesday, Dec. 22 drawing with an estimated cash option of $275.9 million. In 2021, Maryland has now had a total of seven second-tier Powerball wins — three of the tickets had the Power Play option, which doubled the prize to $2 million, while the other four were worth $1 million each. We’ve also had one $10 million Double Play top-prize win along with 61 third-tier winning tickets and three Double Play third-tier winning tickets each worth at least $50,000.
Our players aren’t the only winners. For selling the $1 million winning ticket, New Hampshire Sunoco earns a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery.
Watch televised Powerball drawings at 11:22 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays on WBAL-TV. Winning numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone by downloading the free MD Lottery app. Tickets cost $2 each. Players can add either Power Play to their tickets for an additional $1 or Double Play for an additional $1 or both for a total ticket cost of $4.