PA and Maryland lottery winners cash out big but Powerball continues to roll at a $1 BILLION jackpot

01 April 2024- A Pennsylvania Lottery retailer in Berks County sold a Powerball® ticket worth $1 million for the Saturday, March 30 drawing.

The ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn, 12-13-33-50-52, but not the red Powerball® 23, to win $1 million, less applicable withholding.

Paulino’s Deli & Grocery, 555 North 9th St., Reading, will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Winners are not known until prizes are claimed and tickets are validated. Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball® winners have one year from the drawing date to claim prizes. Winning tickets purchased at a Lottery retailer should immediately be signed on the back. Online winnings automatically appear in a player’s account after the claim has been processed. Players may visit palottery.com for more information about how to file a claim.

More than 167,600 other PA Lottery Powerball® tickets won prizes of various amounts in Saturday’s drawing, including more than 29,400 tickets purchased with Power Play® and more than 12,800 tickets purchased with Double Play®. Players should check every ticket, every time.

In Pennsylvania, this recent jackpot run has generated more than $77 million in sales, creating a profit of more than $31 million to benefit older Pennsylvanians. The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on January 1, 2024, by a ticket in Michigan that won a prize worth $842.4 million.

The current record jackpot is $2.04 billion, which was sold in California on November 7, 2022. The last time a Powerball® jackpot was won in Pennsylvania was on August 3, 2022.

The Pennsylvania Lottery offers the following additional tips to players:

  • Always check your PA Lottery tickets at the time of purchase. Tickets cannot be canceled, so you should immediately speak to the clerk or manager to resolve any concerns before leaving the store.
  • Always sign the back of your PA Lottery ticket. This will help prevent someone else from trying to cash it in the event your PA Lottery ticket becomes lost or stolen, or if someone tries to scratch out, white out or change your signature.
  • Never post your winning ticket on social media. This will prevent someone else from trying to cash your winning ticket. Claim your prize first and then share your story!

Not only was there plenty of luck across Pennsylvania, but Maryland lottery players hit on large amounts for both Powerball and Mega Millions in the last week.

On Powerball, a player in the Harford County community of Street hit for $150,000, and four others, one each in Essex, Hagerstown, Timonium and Silver Spring, bought tickets worth $50,000 each. As of April 1, only the Timonium Powerball prize remains unclaimed.

Five Maryland Mega Millions players won prizes of $10,000 each in Clarksburg, Cumberland, Mount Rainier, Preston and Silver Spring. Of those, only the Clarksville and Preston prizes were claimed as of April 1.