Powerball Drawing Creates $1 Million, $50,000 Winners

Lucky tickets sold in Charlotte Hall, Salisbury

Lady Luck and Powerball delivered two special gifts of $1 million and $50,000 prizes to lucky Maryland players in the Wednesday, Dec. 18 drawing.

Check your tickets closely because even though no one hit the jackpot, we had a total of 15,503 winners statewide.

The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky players who bought the $1 million winning ticket at New Market Citgo, located at 29290 Three Notch Road in Charlotte Hall (St. Mary’s County), and the $50,000 winning ticket at Truitt Street Goose Creek, located at 111 Truitt Street in Salisbury (Wicomico County). New Market Citgo will receive a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the second-tier Powerball winner.

The winning numbers for the Dec. 18 drawing were 14, 18, 26, 39 and 68; the Powerball was 9. Lottery officials encourage the winners to sign the backs of the tickets immediately and keep the tickets in safe locations. The winners have 182 days to claim the prizes in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

The Powerball jackpot rolls to an estimated annuity value of $171 million for the Saturday, Dec. 21 drawing with an estimated cash option of $116.2 million.

This is Maryland’s fifth $1 million Powerball win of 2019 and 52nd $50,000 win. A Clear Spring man bought a $1 million winning ticket in the Feb. 20 drawing from Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown and a Newburg man bought a $1 million winning ticket in the March 9 drawing from Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg. Two still-unclaimed $1 million winning tickets were sold at 7-Eleven #11534 in Crofton in the Nov. 13 drawing and at Rieve’s Deli in Odenton in the Dec. 14 drawing. In 2018, Maryland had one $1 million winner and in 2017 had two $1 million winners.

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.

Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 1 in 292 million. Overall odds of winning any prize are about 1 in 25.