When Powerball arrived earlier this year, Maryland players were told to expect frequent opportunities to win giant jackpots. The $190 million available this Wednesday will go a long way to delivering on that promise.
While the multi-state game has yet to produce a jackpot win in Maryland, players here are still winning with every drawing. “We’ve seen many significant Powerball wins since February,” reported Lottery Communications Director Carole Everett. “In fact, this past weekend, we had three $10,000 winners.” Records show that Saturday’s three $10,000 third-tier wins brings the year’s total to 21. Two Marylanders have won the game’s $200,000 second-tier prize.
Lottery officials are keeping their fingers crossed that Wednesday’s jackpot finds a home in Maryland. “We feel like we’re due for a big win,” said Everett. If no one hits the jackpot this week, it’s guaranteed to rise well above the $200 million mark.
The Powerball drawing is held in Orlando, Florida and can be seen locally on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 11:22 pm on WBAL-TV, Channel 11. The multi-state game is played in 41 states, Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.