BALTIMORE, MD—A Maryland Powerball player made history in the Monday, September 27 drawing, becoming the first person in the U.S. 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 September 27 Double Play drawing: 2, 27, 51, 62 and 66; the Powerball was 1.
Lottery officials say the prize remains unclaimed. For its role in the historic sale, the retailer will earn a $10,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery.
The $1 Double Play add-on feature, which 13 U.S. lotteries began offering on August 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.
Meanwhile, a single ticket that was sold in California won the $700 million Powerball jackpot on Monday night.
The Powerball jackpot will now return to about $20 million.