A Maryland Powerball player made history in the Monday, Sept. 27 drawing, becoming the first person in the nation to win a $10 million Double Play top prize.
Montgomery County’s Rockville Exxon at White Flint located at 11433 Rockville Pike in Rockville sold the winning Powerball Double Play ticket, which matched all of the numbers in the Sept. 27 Double Play drawing: 2, 27, 51, 62 and 66; the Powerball was 1. For its role in the historic sale, the retailer will earn a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery.
Meanwhile, no one hit the jackpot in the Powerball drawing, sending it on a roll to $570 million for the Wednesday, Sept. 29 drawing. The cash option is estimated at $410 million.
“It’s always exciting when the jackpot is rolling, but selling the very first $10 million-winning Double Play ticket takes it to a whole different level,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin. “We’ve now had a Powerball jackpot prize and a Double Play top-tier prize in Maryland this year. We can’t wait to meet the $10 million winner and help them celebrate.”
The $1 Double Play add-on feature, which 13 U.S. lotteries began offering on Aug. 23, gives players a second chance to win on their Powerball tickets. Tickets with the Double Play feature are eligible for both the Powerball drawing and a separate Double Play drawing. Instead of a jackpot, Double Play offers a $10 million top prize. Maryland had 2,417 Double Play winners in the Sept. 27 drawing, with other prizes ranging from $7 to $500. Nationally, there were 29,679 Double Play winners.
Maryland had loads of winners in the Powerball drawing, too, with one $50,000-winning ticket sold in Harford County by the Food Lion store located at 2458 Churchville Road in Bel Air. In all, Maryland had 20,750 winners in the Powerball drawing, which prizes ranging from $4 to $50,000. Maryland is home to three Powerball jackpot wins, including a $731.1 million prize in the Jan. 20, 2021 drawing on a ticket sold in Lonaconing.
Maryland Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. They get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prizes.
Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click here to schedule an appointment.
Watch televised Powerball drawings at 11:22 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays on WBAL-TV. Double Play drawings can be viewed at Powerball.com. Winning numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone by downloading the free MD Lottery app. Powerball tickets cost $2 each. Players can add either Power Play to their tickets for an additional $1 or Double Play for an additional $1 or both for a total ticket cost of $4.