Gaithersburg Gas Station Sells Million-Dollar Lottery Ticket
Winner is 59-year-old woman from Gaithersburg
A customer at a Gaithersburg gas station won $1 million in Wednesday’s near-record Powerball jackpot.
The player matched all five regular numbers in the drawing, but did not match the bonus Powerball number.
The ticket was purchased at Potomac Shell at 12140 Darnestown Road.
The winner, a 59-year-old Gaithersburg woman, claimed the prize Friday morning with her husband, according to Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Gentry.? The woman, who decided to remain anonymous, as Maryland allows, works in the education field. She bought $10 worth of Quick Pick tickets.
The woman, who plans to keep working, has four adult children, Gentry said. A grandchild is on the way.
The prize, after federal and state taxes, will be $662,500, according to the Maryland Lottery.
Potomac Shell will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the $1 million ticket.
Maryland also had two $50,000 winners. One ticket was sold at Wheaton Winery at 2211-B University Blvd. in Silver Spring. The other was sold in Glen Burnie.
The overall jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing was $758.7 million, the largest grand prize won by a single ticket in U.S. lottery history. The winner, a woman in Massachusetts, chose the lump-sum payment of $481 million, or $336 million after taxes, according to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
The largest Powerball jackpot ever was $1.6 billion last year. Three winners split the prize.
Also this week, the Maryland Lottery reported that a Rockville resident won $30,000 from a scratch-off card. A Montgomery County woman, who was not named, claimed the prize on Tuesday, also anonymously.
She purchased the ticket from Metro Coffee Convenience at 202 Park Road in Rockville. At the advice of another customer, she purchased a $3 Crossword scratch-off ticket.
The woman, a nutritionist, told the Maryland Lottery that she needed to have the air conditioning in her car fixed and will put the rest of the money in the bank.
Metro Coffee Convenience received a $300 bonus for selling the ticket.