A Maryland Powerballplayer made history in the Monday, Sept. 27 drawing, becoming the first person in the nation to win a $10 millionDouble Playtop prize.
Montgomery County’s Rockville Exxon at White Flint located at 11433 Rockville Pike in Rockville sold the winningPowerball**Double Playticket, which matched all of the numbers in the Sept. 27Double Playdrawing: 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 $1Double Playadd-on feature, which 13 U.S. lotteries began offering on Aug. 23, gives players a second chance to win on theirPowerballtickets. Tickets with theDouble Playfeature are eligible for both thePowerballdrawing and a separate Double Play drawing. Instead of a jackpot,Double Playoffers a $10 million top prize. Maryland had 2,417Double Playwinners in the Sept. 27 drawing, with other prizes ranging from $7 to $500. Nationally, there were 29,679Double Playwinners.
Maryland had loads of winners in thePowerballdrawing, 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 thePowerballdrawing, which prizes ranging from $4 to $50,000. Maryland is home to threePowerballjackpot wins, includinga $731.1 million prizein 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 availablehere****to schedule an appointment.
Watch televisedPowerballdrawings at 11:22 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays on WBAL-TV.Double Playdrawings can be viewed at Powerball.com. Winning numbers are available atMD Lottery app.Powerballtickets cost $2 each. Players can add eitherPower Playto their tickets for an additional $1 orDouble Playfor an additional $1 or both for a total ticket cost of $4.