The winning ticket worth $700 million was sold in California, but some Maryland Powerball players won some other prizes.
They earned their (smaller) paydays during the heavily publicized Powerball drawing on Monday, Oct. 4.
With the multi-state draw game‘s jackpot reaching nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars, lotto sales were brisk the past few days. In fact, they steadily increased during the four-month drought between jackpots on June 5 ($285.6 million jackpot) and Monday.
A representative from the Maryland Lottery told PlayMaryland.com that the state had 29 winners of $50,000 or more between those two jackpots.
Maryland Powerball winner scores $100K
The winning numbers for Monday’s Powerball jackpot were 04-13-18-61-63, and the Powerball was 17. The winning ticket was sold in the California city of Morro Bay.
However, Maryland Powerball players have won their fair share of prizes since the MD Lottery began offering the big-buck game on Jan. 31, 2010.
In fact, there was one winner from Monday’s drawing who scored a “third-tier” prize of $100,000. The ticket, which was purchased at a 7-Eleven in Columbia (5740 Columbia Road), matched four of the five white balls, as well as the Powerball.
Additionally, that player opted for a $1 add-on to his $2 ticket for the Power Play option. That Power Play option doubled the non-jackpot prize from $50,000 to $100,000. That winner was one of 71 nationwide who won a $100,000 prize in the Aug. 4 drawing.
Marylanders also won these lower-tier prizes during Monday’s regular drawing:
- $200: 13 players
- $100: 105 players
- $14: 451 players
- $8: 5,864 players
- $7: 3,162 players
- $4: 38,525 players
Maryland lottery winners have unclaimed fortunes
The nation’s recent lotto fever has shone a spotlight on one issue with recent Maryland Powerball winners: unclaimed prizes.
In fact, the MD Lottery told PlayVirginia.com that a winning Powerball ticket sold in Maryland that’s worth $10 million remains unclaimed.
The player, who purchased the ticket at an Exxon in Rockville (11433 Rockville Pike) scooped up the jackpot as a Double Play jackpot winner.
Lottery players in Maryland have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
Two other Maryland Powerball winners who have yet to come forward scored $1 million paydays. One ticket was sold on Aug. 13 in Finksburg (Jiffy Mart at 3137 Baltimore Blvd.). The other was purchased on Sept. 21 in Upper Marlboro (Watkins Park Liquors at 56 Watkins Park Drive).
In all, of the 29 Maryland Powerball winners who have scored prizes of $50,000 or more between the June 5 and Oct. 4 drawings, 15 remain unclaimed.
One big jackpot that didn’t go unclaimed, though, was the Maryland Lottery’s largest winner ever. On Jan. 31, 2010, an anonymous group of players from a coal-mining town in Western Maryland scored a $731.1 million jackpot.
That jackpot was the fourth-largest in Powerball history and sixth-largest in US lotto history.