Friday, May 17, 2013
Winning numbers in Saturday's drawing could net a $600 million prize.
The jackpot in Saturday's Powerball drawing has been raised to a game-record $600 million, Maryland Lottery officials announced Friday. The increase, fueled by ticket sales, is the second in as many days. The cash option for the new prize is $376.9 million. The prize, if awarded Saturday, would be the second largest jackpot prize in history, behind a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot awarded last year. One of the winning tickets nationwide was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill. The drawing will be aired live locally on WBAL-TV at 11:22 p.m. Saturday. The jackpot has "rolled" (that is, no ticket has had the full winning numbers) 13 times since April, according to lottery officials. Powerball's previous record jackpot was $587 million, won…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The prize is the third largest in American history, according to lottery officials.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has been raised to become what would be the third-largest jackpot prize in American history. Due 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. …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing was $587.5 million.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
If you bought your Powerball ticket in Maryland, you did not win last night's $587.5 million jackpot. Two winning tickets were sold in the Nov. 28 Powerball lottery according to the Maryland Lottery website. The tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri. The winning numbers were 5-16-22-23-29 with a Powerball of 6. However, the luck was not all bad for Maryland Powerball players. A $1 million winning ticket was sold in Maryland, and ten $10,000 prize tickets were sold. The lucky player won $1 million by matching all five white balls. The Maryland players who won $10,000 matched four of the white balls plus the Powerball number. Each Powerball ticket cost $2. Players choose five numbers plus a sixth Powerball number. Players matching all …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The new jackpot has reached $550 million.
To paraphrase comedian Chris Rock: $500 million! Good lord, that’s a lot of money. After 15 straight Powerball drawings without a winner, the jackpot, which has a $327 million cash pay out, is at a record high, Patch editor Nicholas Gestido reported Tuesday. UPDATE: The jackpot has increased again. How about $550 million? But the best part—excluding the person or people who actually win—is dreaming about what you would do with all that money. Some people would do something eminently practical like paying off the mortgage, some would want to be philanthropic and others would train an army of monkeys to run their hyperlocal news website so they can sleep all day. Hopefully when the drawing happens at 10:59 p.m., your dreams will become …