Winning $730M Powerball Ticket Sold in Maryland

Winner in Wednesday's Powerball drawing
Posted at 3:14 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 18:28:52-05

BALTIMORE — Someone in Maryland is waking up a multi-millionaire.

There is a winner in the $730 million Powerball, the first to get the top prize in months, and the winning ticket was purchased in Allegany County.

Coney Market in Lonaconing sold the jackpot-winning ticket.

That's not all the lucky tickets sold in the state.

A Power Play option worth $2 million was also sold at an AC&T in Hagerstown

The Powerball jackpot up for grabs Wednesday night was the fifth-largest ever.

The drawing came a day after no one won the even-larger Mega Millions prize, which now stands at $970 million.

Winning numbers for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing were: 40-53-60-68-69 and a Powerball of 22.

It was the first time both lottery jackpots topped $700 million.

Neither jackpot had seen a winner since mid-September, allowing the prizes to grow steadily for months.

The long winless stretch reflects the incredibly small odds of winning - one in 292.2 million for Powerball and one in 302.5 million for Mega Millions.