WASHINGTON — While Wednesday night’s historic $758.7 million jackpot drawing netted one lucky ticketholder who bought in Massachusetts a life-changing cache of cash, it also produced a million-dollar winner in Maryland.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming says the $1 million ticket was sold at Potomac Shell on Darnestown Road in Gaithersburg. The lottery agency urges the winner to sign the back of the ticket and, of course, keep the precious paper safe before coming to the Lottery headquarters in Baltimore to claim the prize.
The winner, one of 34 across the country, has 182 days to make a claim.
Two others in the Free State won $50,000 apiece, and there were 201,079 winning tickets sold in Maryland overall.
Prizes range from a paltry $4 to the new millionaire in Montgomery County.
Wednesday’s $758.7 million jackpot is the largest grand prize won by a single ticket in U.S. lottery history. And it’s the second-largest jackpot in history, topped only by the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January of 2016. That prize was split between three winners in Florida, Tennessee and California.
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