Lottery Event Attended by Hundreds
Powerball has arrived in Maryland with much fanfare as the Maryland Lottery rolled out the red carpet for its newest multi-state jackpot game. Nearly 400 attendees gathered at Martin’s West on Sunday to celebrate the debut of the game at a huge Powerball Kick-Off Party. Attendees received red Powerball t-shirts upon their arrival and were greeted by the Lottery’s Powerball mascot. Many donned their t-shirts to create a sea of red revelers in the ballroom. Cameras flashed and news media captured the happy partiers as they kicked up their heels to the eight-piece band and lined up to purchase their first Powerball tickets.
“I had a great time and the band rocked,” said one happy partygoer. “Hopefully I will have the first winning Powerball ticket in Maryland!”
Throughout the event, the Lottery gave away $15,000. Christina Ignatowski from Parkton won the $10,000 grand prize. $1,000 winners included Jeff Waters from Baltimore, Sandra Byrd from Reisterstown, Nita Fridley from Glen Burnie, Cheryl Cugle from Harmon’s, and Kelly Hutton from Edgewater.
“This party was a great way to get players enthused about our newest multi-state jackpot game,” said Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett. “And, to top it all off, the jackpot is $115 million tonight!”
Powerball drawings will air Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 PM on WBAL-TV, Channel 11.