If you recently purchased a Maryland Powerball ticket and haven’t checked your numbers, now would be a good time.
After all, a $2 million prize is awaiting some lucky Powerball player from MD.
The mystery player purchased the ticket for the July 24 drawing. A 7-Eleven in Germantown (12301 Middlebrook Road) sold the ticket for the multi-state draw game.
So, now what? Well, time is ticking to claim the prize, but the Maryland Powerball winner shouldn’t feel too rushed. After all, Maryland Lottery players have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim any prizes.
Maryland Powerball winner not alone
The winning Powerball numbers for July 24 were 1, 4, 11, 59, and 67. The Powerball number was 10, and the Power Play multiplier was 2x.
The winning MD Powerball winner didn’t score the grand prize of $174 million. However, the player was one of two who matched all five white balls (but not the Powerball) and who also chose the optional $1 Power Play, which doubles non-jackpot prizes.
In fact, the other $2 million winner purchased the ticket in Virginia. A Food Lion in Chesapeake (2617 Moses Grandy Trail) sold the ticket. The Virginia Lottery is also waiting for that winner to come forward.
In all, seven players from the July 24 Powerball drawing matched all of the white balls. However, only the MD and VA Powerball winners chose the Power Play option, which doubled their winnings.
As for Maryland, this is the third “second-tier” winning Powerball ticket sold in the state in 2021.
The Maryland Powerball winner must claim the prize by Jan. 21, 2022. The VA Lottery Powerball winner has until Jan. 19, 2022.
A Powerball win for retailers, too
By selling the winning $2 million Maryland Powerball ticket, the 7-Eleven retailer in Montgomery County receives a $5,000 commission.
The bonus would’ve been even bigger had the player won the main jackpot.
For Powerball, Mega Millions, and Muti-Match jackpots, the Maryland Lottery pays retailers a bonus of 1/10 of 1% of the jackpot, according to the “Retailer Corner” microsite. With the July 24 Powerball drawing and the $174 million jackpot, that would have been $174,000 for 7-Eleven’s owners.
The Virginia Lottery, meanwhile, will pay the Food Lion owners $10,000 for selling its $2 million-winning ticket.
How to buy MD Powerball tickets
Powerball is available in 48 US states and territories. It competes with the country’s other major multi-state draw game, Mega Millions.
Powerball drawings take place each Wednesday and Saturday. However, a third drawing will take place each Monday starting on Aug. 23.
For now, though, Maryland’s lottery players will have to do most of their ticket-buying in-person. Currently, there are approximately 4,400 MD Lotto retail outlets, including gas stations and convenience stores, located throughout the state.
However, unlike neighboring Virginia, which has an array of online offerings, Maryland had very limited online sales. Currently, players who have a My Lottery Rewards account can purchase a “subscription.” You can use your numbers to play Powerball for 13, 26, or 52 weeks.
Maryland Lottery players can also purchase subscriptions for Mega Millions, Multi-Match, and Cash4Life online.