Friday, May 17, 2013
Did you buy a powerball ticket?
It's the largest Powerball jackpot in history: $600 million, according to a Maryland Lottery spokesperson. And it's the second-largest of all the multi-state lotteries; the larget being last year's Mega Millions jackpot, which hit $656 million, according to a statement from Maryland Lottery spokesperson Erica Palmisano. One of those Mega Millions winners was in Maryland. The jackpot has "rolled," 13 times - that is, there hasn't been a winning number in the past 13 drawings. Until today, the highest Powerball jackpot had been $587 million in November 2012, according to Palmisano. Powerball has been in Maryland since 2010, according to Palmisano; there have been two Maryland winners since then. The drawing is scheduled for Saturday at 10:…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The prize is the third largest in American history, according to lottery officials.
Saturday's Powerball jackpot has become what will be the third-largest jackpot prize in American history. Thanks to strong sales, the jackpot for Saturday was raised from $475 million to $550 million, with a $350.1 million cash option. It is the second largest prize in Powerball's history. No ticket has had the winning numbers for the past 13 drawings—since early April, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. Maryland has had two winning Powerball tickets since the Maryland Lottery joined the game in 2010. One was a Pennsylvania couple who purchased a ticket in Elkton on Christmas Eve in 2011 that won them $128.8 million. That September, an Abingdon couple won $108.8 million, according to the release. Maryland's last jackpot win was…
Friday, December 7, 2012
The man featured in an Upper Marlboro convenience store video released last week was not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona.
A video released from an Upper Marlboro convenience store that showed a man celebrating a big Powerball win led many in Maryland to believe that man was a Powerball jackpot winner. That no longer appears to be true. WJLA is reporting that the man in the video is not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona. The man who claimed his ticket is remaining anonymous, but he is in his 30s from Fountain Hills, AZ, WJLA reports. WUSA9's Scott Broom is reporting that the man in the Upper Marlboro video was a Maryland man recently arrested in Virginia for credit card larceny. According to CNN, the second ticket holder in November's record Powerball win came forward Friday to claim the nearly $200 million prize before taxes. Editor's Note: This …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A man in a Maryland gas station was caught on tape celebrating after examining a Powerball ticket.
UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. - NBC4 is reporting the man may be from Chillum, MD. In a strange local connection, a man in Maryland might be the owner of the winning Powerball ticket sold in Arizona. According to a CBS report, footage recorded inside an Upper Marlboro gas station may have caught the winner checking his Powerball ticket for the first time, discovering it's a winner and then showing it off to co-workers and store employees. In the video, the man, dressed in a neon-yellow jumpsuit, walks into the gas station examines the ticket and becomes visibly surprised and excited. CBS News caught up with some of the people in the store that day who looked at the ticket and they told the news organization that the man did in fact have the winning …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wednesday night's drawing was a record jackpot.
The winning numbers for Wednesday night's record Powerball jackpot drawing were 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 Powerball: 6. The drawing was for $579 million.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Maryland Lottery officials announced the increase Tuesday morning.
The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing was already the largest in the game's history at $425 million but Tuesday morning, lottery officials announced that the prize pool had increased. Wednesday's drawing will now be for a $500 million jackpot with a $327 million cash option, according to statement from Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Erica Palmisano. The news comes after 15 straight Powerball drawings without a winner. There have been two jackpot winners in our state since Maryland began participating in January 2010: in Dec. 2011 an anonymous Pennsylvania couple bought a $128 million jackpot winner in Elkton and in Sept. 2011, an anonymous couple bought a $108 million winning ticket in Abingdon, according to an email from …