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No Winning Powerball Ticket on Delmarva, but Smaller Prizes Prevail

Posted: 08/23/2017 22:49:00 -04:00 Updated:

SALISBURY, Md. - Wednesday's $758,700,000 Powerball Jackpot was hit by a ticket holder in Massachusetts, but players in Delaware and Maryland didn't go home completely empty-handed.

According to the Powerball website, Maryland had a $1 million dollar winner, one of 34 in the country. Two tickets sold in Maryland and Delaware each were $50,000 winners. One other ticket in Maryland was a $100,000 winner. Maryland Lottery officials said the $1 million ticket was sold at Potomac Shell in Gaithersburg. The winner must claim within 182 days of the drawing date. 

The odds of having a ticket with all six winning numbers for Wednesday's Powerball Jackpot was one in 292 million. Still, the odds did not keep people away from their local grocery stores in the hopes of buying that life-changing ticket.

Tracy Urik recently sold one of one her cars and used some of that money to buy, not one, but 55 tickets! All she wanted out of this, was a chance to slow down.

"Hopefully retire, that's my goal at my age, yeah, travel and retire," she said.

And others like Rachel Miller said that amount of money would be their ultimate blessing.

"The $700 million dollars would help a lot, it would change my life, I'd be able to get a new vehicle and my vehicle wouldn't be about to explode," she said.

For some, the grand prize would be their opporunity to donate to charities they care about.

Mark Gortman says the Joseph House in Salisbury would be first on his list.

"They help the homeless, you know, they feed the community, you give back to those kind of people. I think that would be the thing to do," he said.

The Powerball is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The cash payout is an estimated $443.3 million. If the winning ticket is purchased as an annuity, the estimated $700 million jackpot prize will be paid out over 30 years.

As for the winner in Massachusetts, only six states allow you to not come forward if you're holding the big ticket and Massachusetts is not one of them.





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