News Release, Maryland Lottery

We have a newPowerballmillionaire! A lucky Lottery player bought a $1 million winning ticket on the Wednesday, Nov. 13 drawing from 7-Eleven #11534 in Crofton. The winner only missed the right to claim the $60 million jackpot by one ball!

The winning numbers to match were 23, 26, 27, 28, 66; and thePower Ballwas 11. The $1 million ticket sold in Crofton matched the first five numbers but did not match thePower Ballnumber. Lottery officials encourage our new millionaire to sign the back of the lucky ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. The winner has 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim the big prize in person at Lottery headquarters, located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

Check your tickets closely because even though no one in Maryland hit the jackpot, there were a total of 10,554 winningPowerballtickets sold statewide for the Nov. 13 drawing.Powerballhas nine different prize levels ranging from $4 to the jackpot. Congrats to all of our winners!

ThePowerballjackpot rolled to $70 million for the Saturday, Nov. 16 drawing with a cash option of $47 million.

This is Maryland’s third $1 millionPowerballwin of 2019. AClear Spring manbought a $1 million winning ticket at Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown for the Feb. 20 drawing, and aNewburg manbought a $1 million winning ticket at Ole McDonnell’s Country Store in Newburg for the March 9 drawing. In 2018, Maryland had one $1 millionPowerballwinner, and in 2017 the state had two $1 millionPowerballwinners.

Maryland is home to twoPowerballjackpot wins: $128.8 million in December 2011 (Elkton, Cecil County) and $108.8 million in September 2011 (Abingdon, Harford County).

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

Even if you aren’t Maryland’s newest millionaire, check your tickets. This year, in addition to Maryland’s $1 millionPowerballwinners, the state has had 45 third-tier $50,000 winners. Nationally, our player is the only one who bought a $1 million winning ticket for the Nov .13 drawing. Across the country, the Nov. 13 drawing produced 10 winners of $50,000 and 419,282 total winning tickets.Powerballtickets are sold in 44 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.

Watch televisedPowerballdrawings at 11:22 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays on WBAL-TV. Winning numbers are available atmdlottery.comand on your smartphone by downloading the freeMD Lottery app.

Odds of winning the jackpot are approximately 292 million to 1. Overall odds of winning any prize are about 25 to 1.

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...