News Release, Maryland Lottery

As jackpot rolls continue, Maryland has pair of $1 million winners

Maryland Lottery players purchased two $1 million-winning tickets in the span of a few days in late February. One of those prizes has been claimed, but the Lottery is still waiting to meet and greet the other winner.

A Powerball player won $1 million on a ticket purchased for the Feb. 20 drawingat Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown. The ticket matched the first five winning numbers, — 27, 49, 50, 51 and 52 — but missed out on winning the jackpot because it did not match the Power Ball number, which was 2. The winner has 182 days from the drawing date to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.

Meanwhile, the day before that Powerball drawing a lucky construction worker purchased a Mega Millions ticket in Rockville that turned out to be a $1 million winner. The lucky winner dubbed himself the “Rockville Roller” ashe claimed his prize on Feb. 27.

Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are still rolling. The jackpot for the March 1 Mega Millions drawing is an estimated annuity value of $267 million, with an estimated cash value of $161.7 million.

The next Powerball drawing on March 2 features an estimated annuity jackpot of $348 million, with an estimated cash value is $211.9 million.

Even if there is no jackpot winner, make sure you check your tickets. Each game has nine different prize levels ranging from$2 to to the jackpot in Mega Millions, and from$4 to the jackpot in Powerball. Thousands of winning tickets are sold in Maryland for every drawing. Check theMega MillionsandPowerballdetailed results pages for more information.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...