If you're starting to hear from second cousins twice removed and your crazy Uncle Walter who is in tax trouble, we now know why.
A $144 million Powerball ticket was sold in the District. And until the winner of Wednesday night's drawing comes forward, everyone's a suspect.
The winning ticket, which has a cash option of a cool $76.6 million, was purchased at the Giant grocery store on Alabama Avenue in Southeast.
So if you bought a ticket there, check it carefully. The winning numbers are 1-6-48-52-56 + 9.
Even if you didn't win the $144 million, you may have won $10,000. That ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven on South Capitol Street in Southwest.
The ticket holders have one year from the date of the drawing to claim their prize.