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Powerball jackpot rockets to record-breaking $1.6 billion

BALTIMORE, MD—The Powerball jackpot for the Saturday, November 5 drawing is now the largest in U.S. lottery history, with an estimated annuity value of $1.6 billion. The cash option is $782.4 million.

At $1.6 billion, Saturday’s jackpot surpasses the $1.586 billion Powerball prize that was won in January 2016 and split between three winning tickets sold in California, Florida and Tennessee. If nobody wins the jackpot in the November 5 drawing, the next drawing on Monday, November 7 will carry an estimated jackpot of $1.9 billion.

The largest jackpot win in Maryland to date is the $731.1 million Powerball ticket from January 2021 in Lonaconing, Allegany County. Maryland has seen two other Powerball jackpot winning tickets: $128.8 million in December 2011 (Elkton, Cecil County) and $108.8 million in September 2011 (Abingdon, Harford County).

The current Powerball jackpot roll began in early August, and there have been 39 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner. Every drawing produces many winning tickets at the lower prize tiers, which range from $4 to $1 million, and in Maryland there have been 37 winning tickets sold during the jackpot roll that are worth $50,000 or more.

Eight such prizes from the November 2 drawing remain unclaimed:

  • $1 million — Cross Keys Exxon, 4434 Falls Road, Baltimore City
  • $100,000 — Sheetz, 10505 Sharpsburg Pike, Hagerstown (Washington County)
  • $100,000 — Steve’s Beer, Wine & Deli, 12132 Darnestown Road, Gaithersburg (Montgomery County)
  • $100,000 —Wawa, 12502 Ocean Gateway, Ocean City (Worcester County)
  • $50,000 — 3 Star Beer & Wine, 18524 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg (Montgomery County)
  • $50,000 — 7-Eleven, 14215 Jarrettsville Pike, Phoenix (Baltimore County)
  • $50,000 — 500 Fredric / Carroll Motor Fuels, 500 Frederick Road, Catonsville (Baltimore County)
  • $50,000 — Brentwood Liberty, 3730 Rhode Island Avenue, Brentwood (Prince George’s County)

Winners have 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes.

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