Friday, May 17, 2013
Washington Business Journal: Gaithersburg CEO promises family, employees up to $1 million if he wins.
The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing has been raised to become the largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history. Due to strong sales, the jackpot for Saturday was raised from $550 million to $600 million, with a $376.9 million cash option. No ticket has had the winning numbers for the past 13 drawings—since early April, according to a Maryland Lottery news release. One Gaithersburg CEO will share the wealth if he's lucky enough to win the grand prize. Dennis Kane, CEO of Gaithersburg's Kane Construction Inc., promised his family members and employees he would pay off their mortgages, up to $1 million each, if he wins, The Washington Business Journal reported. Kane purchased 50 tickets Friday for $100 and then sent an email to his …
Friday, December 7, 2012
The man featured in an Upper Marlboro convenience store video released last week was not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona.
A video released from an Upper Marlboro convenience store that showed a man celebrating a big Powerball win led many in Maryland to believe that man was a Powerball jackpot winner. That no longer appears to be true. WJLA is reporting that the man in the video is not the person who claimed the ticket in Arizona. The man who claimed his ticket is remaining anonymous, but he is in his 30s from Fountain Hills, AZ, WJLA reports. WUSA9's Scott Broom is reporting that the man in the Upper Marlboro video was a Maryland man recently arrested in Virginia for credit card larceny. According to CNN, the second ticket holder in November's record Powerball win came forward Friday to claim the nearly $200 million prize before taxes. Editor's Note: This …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The ticket was a third-tier winner in the $587.5 million Powerball drawing.
A Powerball ticket worth $10,000 was purchased at a convenience store in Germantown and has not yet been claimed, Maryland Lottery officials said Tuesday. The ticket—the only third-tier winner in Montgomery County—was sold from the 7-Eleven at 19700 Frederick Road, according to a lottery spokesperson. The ticket holder has 182 days from the drawing date to redeem the prize. The drawing was held Thursday. While most Maryland Powerball players were hoping to win the $587.5 million jackpot last week, state lotto officials said 11 tickets sold in Maryland were second and third-tier prize winners—such as a woman from Edgewood who won $2 million. Two other unclaimed third-tier winners were sold at a Baltimore 7-Eleven and Stop 4 All in Ft. …
Friday, November 30, 2012
A man in a Maryland gas station was caught on tape celebrating after examining a Powerball ticket.
UPDATE: 12:20 p.m. - NBC4 is reporting the man may be from Chillum, MD. In a strange local connection, a man in Maryland might be the owner of the winning Powerball ticket sold in Arizona. According to a CBS report, footage recorded inside an Upper Marlboro gas station may have caught the winner checking his Powerball ticket for the first time, discovering it's a winner and then showing it off to co-workers and store employees. In the video, the man, dressed in a neon-yellow jumpsuit, walks into the gas station examines the ticket and becomes visibly surprised and excited. CBS News caught up with some of the people in the store that day who looked at the ticket and they told the news organization that the man did in fact have the winning …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is expected to surpass $500 million.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Do you know where to purchase your lucky ticket for Wednesday night's $500 million Powerball jackpot? Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency spokeswoman Erica Palmisano recommended four locations in various parts of Gaithersburg. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game first arrived in the Old Line State in 2010.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The next drawing is set for Wednesday night.
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has climbed to a record $500 million after Saturday's drawing failed to produce a winner. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game first arrived in the Old Line State in 2010. Saturday marked the 15th consecutive Powerball drawing without a winner. The jackpot for Wednesday was initially announced as $425 million, but lottery officials said a surge of ticket purchases over the weekend pushed the total to $500 million. The last time a Maryland ticket brought home a Powerball jackpot was just under a year ago. On Christmas Eve 2011, a couple who played their numbers in Cecil County walked …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The next drawing is set for Saturday night.
The jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing has climbed to $214 million after Wednesday's drawing failed to produce a winner, lottery officials report. The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was almost a year ago that a Maryland resident last won a Powerball jackpot. On Christmas Eve 2011, a Cecil County couple's winning ticket brought them a $128.8 million dollar prize. More recently, one of three winning tickets in March's $640 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill. The largest Powerball jackpot ever—$365 million—came in February of 2006. The lone winning ticket was purchased by eight employees of a Congra…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The drawing will take place Wednesday for a chance to win the fourth largest Powerball jackpot since 1992.
Who wants to be a millionaire? The Powerball jackpot bumped up about $20 million today after anticipation built around the jackpot amount, according to a Maryland Lottery official. Spokeswoman Erica Palmisano said as the jackpot exceeded $300 million this morning, people started buying tickets – causing the payout to shoot up to $320 million and making it the fourth largest Powerball jackpot since it began in 1992. “Clearly people are very excited about it,” Palmisano said. “We’re hoping Maryland has a winner.” The odds for winning the pot are about 1 in 175 million, she said, and those odds don't change no matter how many people buy tickets. A 58-year-old Fort Washington man won a $1 million second-tier Powerball prize in May, one of …
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The winning numbers will be announced on Wednesday night.
The concept is simple. Pick five black numbers and one red number. Pay a dollar. And just like millions of other cock-eyed optimists, walk away dreaming about how difficult it will be to spend millions and millions of dollars every year for the rest of your life. Tens of thousands of Powerball lottery tickets will be sold across Maryland and millions more around the U.S. this week in advance of Wednesday night’s drawing. The current jackpot for the multi-state lottery is estimated at $173 million. Maryland State Lottery Agency has no official ticket sales estimates for this drawing. Sales data indicates that 478,613 Powerball tickets were sold throughout the state in a $20 million jackpot last month. And as the jackpot gets higher, people …