Tue, 1 Feb | News
Maryland Group Net Fourth-Biggest Powerball Win
A $731.1 million Powerball jackpot has been claimed in Maryland. The prize, won in January, marks the fourth largest Powerball prize in the history of the game and the largest ever won in Maryland.
The prize was won by an anonymous lottery syndicate under the name “The Power Pack”. The group has chosen to receive their winnings as the $546.8 million lump sum option, which is roughly 366.6 million after tax.
The winning ticket was purchased at Coney Market in the little town of Lonaconing in Allegany County, known for being the hometown of the famous baseball pitcher “Leftie” Grove.
The winning ticket, which was a Quick Pick, matched all the numbers drawn on 20th January. The white balls were 40, 53, 60, 68 and 69, the red Powerball was 22.
The lucky Power Pack only purchased a single ticket, making the win even more incredible. After checking the ticket half a dozen times, the player told their fellow syndicate members, “This can’t be right, I’m going to work.”
The lucky Power Pack members don’t plan to change their lifestyles or be extravagant with their winnings, instead, they have long-term plans to invest the incredible winnings wisely, so that they can benefit their families and communities "for generations to come."
At $731.1 million, this is the sixth-biggest jackpot win in American lottery history, and the biggest ever to be won in Maryland. The state’s previous record win was a $656 million Mega Millions jackpot won by another syndicate, calling themselves “The Three Amigos” back in March 2012.
The Power Pack’s win marks the third Powerball jackpot to have been won in the state of Maryland, and the first to be won in the state since 2011, a year which saw two huge prizes for the state, $108.8 million in September and then $128.8 million in December.