LONACONING, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - Check your lottery tickets – there’s a multi-millionaire out there!
The single winning ticket for the astounding $730 million jackpot was sold at a small corner store in Lonaconing, Maryland, which is about 150 miles from D.C.
As of Thursday evening, we still don’t know who the winner of the jackpot is and in the state of Maryland, people have the option to remain anonymous.
If you are the lucky winner – here’s what you need to do:
"If the winner is watching this, I want them to first sit down. They’re going to be checking their numbers – they can do that at Maryland Lottery dot com. You want to sign your ticket if you’re the winner and then it’s a good idea to take a deep breath, contact a financial advisor, and then call us – we want to know that you’re coming," said Doug Lloyd of Maryland Lottery and Gaming.
Here's what we know about the jackpot, the winner and the ticket that was sold in Maryland.
- The ticket was sold in Allegany County at the Coney Market in Lonaconing, Maryland! Lonaconing is located in the northwestern section of Maryland. About 75,000 people live in Allegany County. Major cities in Allegany County include Cumberland and Frostburg.
- The store will receive a $100,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
- A second winning ticket worth $2 million was sold at an AC&T gas station in Hagerstown. The store will receive a $5,000 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling the ticket.
- It's the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history.
- The winner can choose between an estimated annuity of $731.1 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years – or a lump sum payment of $546.8 million.
- In Maryland, winners have the right to remain anonymous.
- The winning numbers in the Wednesday, January 20 drawing were white balls 40, 53, 60, 68, 69, plus Powerball 22, and Power Play multiplier 3X.
- More than 4.4 million tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million for a total of $48,230,169 prizes paid.
- Wednesday's drawing was the 36th drawing in the jackpot run that started back on Sept. 19.