Powerball jackpot hits $1 billion, Harford County resident wins $2.1 million Multi-Match prize

BALTIMORE, MD—The Powerball jackpot has grown to $1 billion for the April 1 drawing, and a player in New Jersey has a Mega Millions ticket worth more than $1 billion, but in the past week 10 players across Maryland won big prizes from the two multi-state jackpot games.

Meanwhile, Maryland’s in-state-only jackpot game, Multi-Match, resulted in the biggest Maryland Lottery win of the week when a player in Belcamp hit for $2.1 million.

As for Powerball, a player in the Harford County community of Street hit for $150,000, and four others, one each in Essex, Hagerstown, Timonium and Silver Spring, bought tickets worth $50,000 each. As of April 1, only the Timonium Powerball prize remains unclaimed.

Five Maryland Mega Millions players won prizes of $10,000 each in Clarksburg, Cumberland, Mount Rainier, Preston, and Silver Spring. Of those, only the Clarksville and Preston prizes were claimed as of April 1.

While the Mega Millions jackpot reset after the New Jersey win and stands at $36 million, the Powerball jackpot has been growing with each drawing since January 1. The $1 billion jackpot for tonight’s drawing carries a cash option of $483.8 million.

The two unclaimed winning Powerball tickets are as follows:

  • $150,000 ticket sold March 14 at High’s 4802 Rocks Road, Street (unclaimed as of April 1)
  • $50,000 ticket sold March 30 at Royal Farms, 100 West Padonia Road, Timonium (unclaimed as of April 1)

In all, 48 Maryland Lottery tickets worth $10,000 or more were purchased or claimed in the week ending March 31, and players won prizes totaled more than $34.1 million in that span.

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