Winning Powerball Ticket Bought in Maryland

Someone in Maryland is waking up today a very rich person.

For the first time in history, someone from Maryland bought the winning Powerball ticket. He or she bought the winning $107 million ticket in Abingdon, located in Harford County about 25 miles northeast of Baltimore.

"Along with the torrential downpours, it's raining cash here in Maryland," a press release from

Maryland Lottery

quipped.

The winning numbers, announced on Thursday, were: 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and the Powerball was 13.

The winner has not revealed his or her identity yet. Lottery officials said the winner should sign the back of the ticket.

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"The winner, who has 182 days to claim, can decide between the $107 million annuity or a $64.2 million cash option," said the release from Maryland Lottery. After taxes, the winner will receive an annual payment of approximately $1.2 million per year for 30 years -- or, if the winner chose the cash option, it'll be a lump sum of $42.2 million.

Wine World, which sold the winning ticket, will receive a $25,000 commission.

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