BALTIMORE, MD—As the Powerball jackpot increased to $1.04 billion for the October 2 drawing because no one matched all six numbers, two Maryland players — one in Rosedale and the other in Snow Hill — matched five of six to win $1 million each in the past week.
The two were the largest Maryland Lottery wins of the week, and, as of October 2, neither of the big prizes had been claimed. The Rosedale hit came on the September 30 drawing, while the one in Snow Hill was drawn September 27.
A third Powerball ticket sold in Elkton matched four numbers plus the Powerball on the September 27 drawing for a $50,000 win.
No one has matched all six of the Powerball numbers since July 19 when a player in Los Angeles, California won $1.08 billion. Since the jackpot reset to $20 million after that win, it has grown incrementally with each subsequent drawing to the current $1.04 billion.
In all, 45 Maryland Lottery tickets worth $10,000 or more were sold or redeemed in the seven days ending October 1, and the lottery officials paid more than $28.8 million in prizes during that span.
The winning Powerball ticket in Rosedale was sold at Golden Ring Liquors, located at 8651 Philadelphia Road. The winning ticket in Snow Hill was sold at Duck In II Convenience, located at 5610 East Market Street.