Powerball Drawing Creates New Maryland Millionaire

Hagerstown retailer sells winning ticket

Wednesday’s snowstorm is bringing a blizzard of bucks to a lucky Maryland Powerball player, who was the only player in the nation to win a $1 million prize in the Feb. 20 drawing. No one hit the jackpot, which rolled to $304 million for the Saturday, Feb. 23 drawing.

Check your tickets closely if you bought them at Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown, Washington County. The winning numbers were 27, 49, 50, 51 and 52; the Power Ball was 2. Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

This is Maryland’s first $1 million Powerball win of 2019. In 2018, Maryland had one $1 million winner and in 2017 the state celebrated two $1 million Powerball winners. Maryland is home to two Powerball jackpot wins: $128.8 million in December 2011 (Elkton, Cecil County) and $108.8 million in September 2011 (Abingdon, Harford County).

For selling this lucky ticket, Dual Highway BP located at 1760 Dual Highway in Hagerstown earns a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery.

Even if you aren’t Maryland’s newest millionaire, check your tickets. There are nine different prize levels in Powerball, ranging from $4 to the jackpot, and there were more than 15,400 winning tickets sold across the state for the Feb. 20 drawing. Nationally, the drawing produced 715,943 winning tickets. Congratulations to all!

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 292 million to 1. Overall odds of winning any prize are about 25 to 1.