Player wins third-tier prize in Thursday’s drawing
A Lottery player who purchased a Powerball ticket in Silver Spring for last night’s drawing may have a little extra pep in their step today.
A $50,000-winning ticket was sold at Giant #354 located at 1280 East West Highway in Silver Spring. The winning numbers were 21, 26, 30, 45 and 47; the Powerball was 23 and the Power Play multiplier was 3.
The estimated jackpot annuity rolled to $87 million for the Saturday, May 6 drawing, with an estimated cash option of $46.8 million.
This year, the Maryland Lottery has sold one $1 million winning Powerball ticket, 33 third-tier winning tickets worth $50,000 to $150,000 and four third-tier Double Play tickets of $50,000 and $50,007. In 2022, the state sold two $2 million second-tier winning tickets, seven $1 million second-tier winning tickets, 92 third-tier winning tickets and five Double Play third-tier winning tickets.
Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. They get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
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.
Winning Powerball numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone by downloading the free MD Lottery app. Powerball is offered in 45 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each. Players can add either Power Play to their tickets for an additional $1 or Double Play for an additional $1 or both for a total ticket cost of $4.