Powerball Drawing Creates New Maryland Millionaire

Lucky player bought winning ticket in Kensington

Calling all Powerball players! Check your ticket closely because even though no one in Maryland hit the jackpot in the Wednesday, Jan. 27 drawing, we had a $1 million winner!

The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player who bought the second-tier winning ticket at Kensington Liberty Deli located at 10550 Connecticut Avenue in Kensington. Our Maryland player was the only one in the country to match five of the winning numbers in the drawing to capture the $1 million second-tier prize.

The Powerball jackpot rolls to an estimated $96 million for the Saturday, Jan. 30 drawing with a cash option of $60.7 million.

The lucky Maryland ticket missed only the Power Ball number. Check your ticket to see if it carries the winning numbers of 3, 12, 40, 52 and 67. The Power Ball was 21. Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location.

This is Maryland’s fifth $1 million Powerball winner of 2016.

For selling the ticket, the retailer receives a $2,500 bonus. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

Nationally, 616,793 Powerball tickets were winners. Maryland saw 10,634 players win prizes ranging from the $1 million second-tier win down to $4. The 1,427 Marylanders who paid the extra $1 to add Power Play to the $2 ticket saw their prizes double.

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.