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First $1M Powerball Winner Of 2019 In Maryland

The first $1M Powerball winner of 2019 bought their winning ticket Wednesday, but hasn’t claimed it yet. Is it you?

By Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Feb 22, 2019 1:29 p m ET

HAGERSTOWN, MD — Check your Powerball tickets from the Wednesday, Feb. 20 drawing —someone in Maryland won $1 million. No one hit the jackpot, which increased to $304 million for the Saturday, Feb. 23 drawing.

The winning ticket was purchased at Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown in Washington County. The winning numbers were 27, 49, 50, 51 and 52; the Power Ball was 2. Maryland Lottery officials said in a news release that the winner should 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, 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

This is Maryland’s first $1 million Powerball win of 2019. In 2018, the state 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 the winning ticket, Dual Highway BP earns a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery.

There are nine 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, so Lottery officials say it’s always a good idea to check your tickets.

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

First $1M Powerball Winner Of 2019 In Maryland – Across Maryland, MD – The first $1M Powerball winner of 2019 bought their winning ticket Wednesday, but hasn't claimed it yet. Is it you?

$1M Powerball Winner In Maryland, Ticket Sold at 7-Eleven In Crofton

CROFTON, Md. (WJZ) — Check your tickets! Someone who bought a ticket at the 7-Eleven in Crofton won $1 million during the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday.

The winning numbers to match were 23, 26, 27, 28, 66; and the Power Ball was 11. The Crofton ticket holder matched the first five numbers, but not the Powerball.

Maryland Lottery officials said the winner should sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place until they claim their winnings. They have 182 days to claim their winnings at the lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

But, lottery officials said all players should check their tickets closely — because more than 10,500 people had a winning ticket in the state. Winners could claim anything from $4 and up, as Powerball has 9 different winning levels.

Since no one won the $60 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday, it rolled to $70 million for the Saturday, Nov. 16 drawing. That’s a cash option of $47 million.

It’s the third Powerball win in Maryland this year.

A Clear Spring man bought a $1 million winning ticket at Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown for the Feb. 20 drawing; and a Newburg man bought a $1 million winning ticket at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg for the March 9 drawing.

For selling the ticket, the 7-Eleven store located at 2129 Defense Highway in Crofton earns a $2,500 bonus from the Lottery.

Check your tickets! Someone who bought a ticket at the 7-Eleven in Crofton won $1 million during the Powerball lottery drawing Wednesday. ]]>