The Powerball Jackpot has been the second-biggest in the Maryland Lottery history and fifth-biggest in U.S. lottery history. It’s the largest prize ever in the history of the Maryland Lottery and easily outshines the nearly $ 218.6 million US share of a Mega Millions jackpot won anonymously by three amigos on that March 30th drawing. That mega-million-dollar win put Maryland in an unfamiliar place in lottery popularity; it also marked the first time any state had broken the top five in popularity for the Lotto Powerball.
While no official records exist linking Maryland with the first powerball draw, the second-place finish to the first Powerball draw in fifteen years supports the claim. Maryland Statelegate Michael J. Capra, D-Anne Krouse, and Secretary of State John C. Deans, were behind the scenes during the drawing of the Powerball prize. The winning ticket was sold in a gas station at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Eastern Point in Ocean City, Maryland. The winning numbers for the Powerball game were drawn as randomly as the state assigned them.
What has become of the winning ticket? Not much. A spokesperson for the Maryland Lottery released a statement saying, “The winning ticket was bought at the Shell station of Maryland. There was no tax paid on this ticket and the ticket was purchased from a reputable and licensed lottery outlet.” No tax was ever charged on this winning ticket. Neither the winners nor the lottery officials have come forward to say they will come forward.
With Powerball’s surge in popularity in recent years, and the money involved, it is not surprising that many opportunists would like to take advantage of its drawn popularity. Many would say that these people do not understand the process or are not serious. The fact is that there are some people who are taking advantage of others lack of awareness. There is no better way to get rich than to play Maryland powerball. Those who know how to do this will surely win.
On Wednesday, April 14th, there will be a drawing for the maiden jackpot-winning powerball ticket in Maryland. This drawing will be held at the Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. Anyone who wants to come forward and claim their prize can do so, no matter what state they live in. Although it is unlikely that anyone will win the one million dollar prize on the Wednesday drawing, the chances are very good that someone will come close to doing so.
Anyone who does win will be given an official announcement that they have just become the new owner of the one million dollar prize that was won in a previous drawing. There are a number of other jackpot prizes in Maryland that also change each year, and winners get to claim them as well. The jackpots do not amount to very much, but it is still a lot of money to win.
There is another way to claim the prize money if you do win. On the Wednesday drawing date, you can write a claim check to the Maryland Lottery Company and give them a copy of it. They will then pay out the winner of the drawing for the amount of the check minus whatever costs were associated with sending it in. It takes about six weeks to get the check in the mail. The winners four months later must send a claim check for the same amount of money to the Maryland Lottery Company to claim their prize.
The winners of these prizes may have to claim their prizes over a period of six months. If there are not enough tickets left to award the jackpot to someone, they might have to re-apportion the prizes between the remaining players. If there are not enough people left to claim the prizes by the end of the said period, the Powerball Jackpot is declaring awinner. Be sure to review all of the instructions and requirements for the drawing before beginning the process.