Powerball Winners Piling Up at Lottery Headquarters

Residents of Washington, D.C. and Potomac claim $50,000 prizes

Marylanders keep winning big prizes playing Powerball this year! There have been 15 Maryland winners of $50,000 in the multi-state jackpot game so far in 2017, and two of them visited Maryland Lottery headquarters this week to claim their prizes.

A Washington, D.C., resident had four winning numbers plus the Power Ball number in the Jan. 18 drawing with a $2 quick-pick ticket. The lucky ticket was sold at Earl’s Super Liquor Store located at 833 Southern Avenue in Oxon Hill. The 34-year-old was the only Maryland player and one of 10 players nationally to claim the $50,000 prize in the Jan. 18 drawing.

A Potomac resident bought a big winner in the Feb. 25 drawing from Broadway Pizza located at 7965 Tuckerman Lane in Rockville. The 35-year-old bought the $2 quick-pick ticket from the Montgomery County retailer the day before the drawing. The winner was the only Maryland player and one of 14 players nationwide to win a $50,000 prize in that drawing.

Powerball drawings are held Wednesday and Saturday nights. Players select five numbers from 1 to 69 and one Power Ball number from 1 to 26. Matching all six numbers wins the jackpot, but there are also eight other prize levels ranging from $4 to $1 million.