While the Powerball didn’t make anyone in Maryland a billionaire Wednesday night, it did provide a $1 million prize for two lottery players in the Old Line State.
Tickets sold in Greensboro and Clarksville each matched five numbers to win $1 million in the July 19 Powerball drawing. The $1.08 billion jackpot was won by a ticket sold in California.
A total of 36 $1 million tickets were sold around the country, as millions of players were vying for a chance at the biggest Powerball jackpot of 2023.
Powerball drawing results for Wednesday, July 19
The winning numbers for the $1 billion Powerball drawing were:
- Powerball: 24
- Power Play: 2x
The $1 million winning tickets in Maryland were sold at Greensboro Quick Shop, 13769 Greensboro Road in Greensboro; and River Hill Sunoco, 5015 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville.
Each of those retailers will receive a $2,500 bonus from the lottery for selling the tickets.
A $100,000 winner was sold in Temple Hills, while $50,000 winners were sold in Lanham and Waldorf.
Powerball jackpot was first awarded since April 19
It had been three months since a ticket hit the Powerball jackpot. That allowed it to build to the sixth largest amount in US Lottery history. During that time, the Maryland Lottery sold $43.4 million in Powerball tickets.
With 25% of sales going to the Maryland General Fund, more than $10.8 million was given back to the state during this run, alone.
During the run, 770,578 winning tickets were sold in Maryland, with prizes ranging from $4 to $1 million. There were 98,557 winning tickets sold just for the July 19 drawing.
Winners have 182 days from the drawing to claim their prize. Information on how to do so can be found here. All prizes $25,000 and above must be redeemed by mail or at the Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore.
Mega Millions jackpot still climbing, at $720 million
While the Powerball jackpot climbed to $1 billion, the other major multi-state lottery was creeping up there, as well.
The estimated Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday, July 21, drawing is $720 million. That has a cash option of $396.6 million. Tickets are $2 and available at Maryland Lottery retailers. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m.
While nobody has won the Mega Millions jackpot in months, a $4 million ticket was sold in Catonsville for the Tuesday, July 18, drawing. A $1 million winner was sold in Baltimore for the same drawing.