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…
Monday, July 23, 2012
The Maryland Lottery reported its 15th consecutive year of sales growth, helped along by interest from the $656 million jackpot in March.
A record-setting Mega Millions jackpot helped pace the Maryland Lottery to a record of its own, with the agency reporting a 4.7 percent increase in sales over the previous fiscal year. The lottery said Monday that figures from fiscal year 2012 showed the 15th consecutive year of sales growth, despite greater competition from casinos and a dearth of new retail outlets. The lottery generated $1.795 billion in sales during fiscal year 2012, up $80.4 million from the year prior. Those sales translated into $556 million into Maryland’s general fund and $1.066 billion in prizes awarded to players. Interest in the Maryland Lottery was high earlier this year, when the jackpot for the national Mega Millions game reached a record $656 million in …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The estimated jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions lottery is $500 million. Will you buy a ticket?
What would you do with $500 million? A winner in Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing will get to do just that after no one picked the correct six numbers in Tuesday's drawing. The $500 million jackpot is considered to be the largest in Mega Million's history, according to WJLA and the odds at winning the jackpot are one in 176 million. Tell us in our poll if you're buying a ticket and tell us in the comments what you'd do with the money if you won the jackpot!
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 …