Giant grocery sells lucky ticket in Wednesday’s drawing
If you bought a Powerball ticket in Bethesda for the Feb. 17 drawing, you may be $150,000 richer. Check your ticket to see if you’re the big winner! Even though no one hit the jackpot, someone bagged a third-tier $150,000 prize-winning ticket at a Giant grocery and 12,199 other players had winning tickets in our state.
The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player who bought the $150,000 winning ticket sold by Giant #327 located at 7142 Arlington Road in Bethesda. The winning numbers were 1, 15, 21, 32 and 46; the Powerball was 1. The Power Play multiplier, which this player added to the ticket, was x3, which tripled the $50,000 base prize to $150,000. This is the 13th third-tier winning Powerball ticket sold in 2021.
Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.
The $150,000 winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery headquarters’ Customer Resource Center located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Winners of smaller prizes can claim them by mail, at Lottery retailers, at casinos or by appointment at Lottery headquarters. Get details on how to claim by mail here, how to schedule an appointment here and how to cash prizes at Lottery retailers and casinos here.
The Powerball jackpot rolled to $78 million for the Saturday, Feb. 20 drawing, with a cash option of $57.1 million.
Maryland is home to three Powerball jackpot wins: $731.1 million in January 2021 (Lonaconing, Allegany County); $128.8 million in December 2011 (Elkton, Cecil County) and $108.8 million in September 2011 (Abingdon, Harford County).
Watch televised Powerball drawings at 11:22 p.m. on 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 45 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.