Single Powerball Ticket Sold In Maryland Wins $731.1 Million Jackpot

Written by on January 21, 2021

BALTIMORE (AP) — A single Powerball ticket bought in Maryland is the winner of an estimated $731.1 million jackpot, the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. historical past.

It has been greater than 4 months since anybody received the Powerball, permitting the sport’s jackpot to develop so massive. A good bigger Mega Tens of millions jackpot shall be up for grabs Friday night time.

The successful ticket for Wednesday’s jackpot was bought in Allegany County, in northwestern Maryland, however extra particulars weren’t instantly accessible, the Maryland Lottery stated in an announcement. Simply who will get these riches could by no means be identified: Maryland is without doubt one of the states that enables winners to stay nameless.

The Powerball jackpot got here solely a day after no person received the $970 million Mega Tens of millions prize, the third-largest prize in U.S. historical past.

Successful numbers for Wednesday night time’s Powerball drawing had been: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22.

It was the primary time each lottery jackpots topped $700 million. The largest prize was a $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot received by three individuals in 2016.

Nobody had received both of the jackpots since mid-September, permitting the prizes to develop steadily for months. Such a protracted stretch with no winner is uncommon but in addition displays the extremely small odds of successful — 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball and 1 in 302.5 million for Mega Tens of millions.

The prizes listed are for winners who select an annuity possibility, paid over 30 years. Most winners go for money prizes, which for Mega Tens of millions can be $716.three million and $546.eight million for Wednesday’s Powerball. After the Powerball win, the brand new jackpot has a $15 million money worth.

These prizes additionally can be topic to federal taxes, and most states would take a lower as effectively.

Mega Tens of millions and Powerball are each performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Powerball additionally is obtainable in Puerto Rico.

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