Powerball Drawing Creates $2 Million Winner in Kensington

Second player in Shady Side wins $50,000 prize

Check your tickets, Powerball players. Even though no one hit the jackpot in the Feb. 26 drawing, one lucky player bought a $2 million winning ticket in Montgomery County and a second person bought a $50,000 winning ticket in Anne Arundel County.

In all, 11,456 players across Maryland bought tickets with prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million, so it’s worth checking all tickets closely, regardless of where they were purchased. The numbers to match were 15, 32, 36, 48 and 64; the Powerball was 19 and the Power Play multiplier was x3.

The new multimillionaire bought the winning ticket at Rodman’s Discount Gourmet, located at 5148 Nicholson Lane in Kensington. For selling the $2 million winning ticket, the retailer receives a $5,000 bonus from the Lottery. The $50,000 winner was purchased Shady Side Market, located at 1481 Snug Harbor Road, Shady Side.

Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe place until the prizes can be claimed. Winners have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. After 182 days, tickets expire.

Two months into 2022, Maryland has had two players claim seven-figure prizes, one for $2 million in Baltimore City and one for $1 million in Rockville. A third player in Severn claimed a $1 million prize on Mega Millions.

Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or 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. Winners can also drop off winning ticket along with completed claim forms and copies of their photo IDs and proof of Social Security/Tax ID number using the Lottery drop box in the Montgomery Park Business Center lobby.

Want to try your luck? The Powerball jackpot for tonight’s drawing is an estimated $65 million with a cash option of $43.3 million.