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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2013
Mega Millions players in Maryland will see jackpots and their odds of winning increase under a new rollout of the popular multi-state game that will debut Tuesday. According to lottery officials, changes to the Mega Millions game includes jackpots starting at $15 million, up from $12 million; an increase in second-tier prizes from $250,000 to $1 million for matching five numbers; and an increase in the odds for winning a prize, from 1:40 to 1:15. "We expect these changes will increase interest and excitement in the game," Stephen Martino, director of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency, said in a release sent by the organization.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
The Powerball jackpot ballooned to $400 million after no one won the latest drawing on Saturday, the fourth time this year that lottery's jackpot has passed the $300 million mark. Massive lottery jackpots have become more common in recent years. So far this year, a New Jersey resident netted a $338 million Powerball jackpot in March, a Florida woman won a $590 million Powerball jackpot in May, and three people in Minnesota and New Jersey split a $448 million Powerball jackpot in August.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2013
Powerball players have a 1-in-175 million chance of winning the fifth largest lottery jackpot in history - a whopping $400 million - in the drawing Wednesday night. Massive lottery jackpots have become more common in recent years, perhaps a result of players waiting to buy a ticket when the jackpot is smaller. So far this year, a New Jersey resident netted a $338 million Powerball jackpot in March, a Florida woman won a $590 million Powerball jackpot in May, and three people in Minnesota and New Jersey split a $448 million Powerball jackpot in August.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
One lucky Powerball player in Maryland is among those raking in the cash after Wednesday night's $448 million jackpot drawing, according to Maryland Lottery officials. His or her second-tier take is a cool $1 million, officials said. The ticket was purchased at the Dunkirk Fastop, located at 9880 Southern Maryland Boulevard, in Dunkirk, Calvert County, lottery officials said. The ticket owner is among 4,051,006 players who won prizes totaling $66.9 million in the drawing.
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By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | August 2, 2013
After a few months without a massive jackpot, the national Powerball drawing is again gaining steam, raising its prize to $300 million ahead of Saturday's drawing. Maryland is one of 43 states, along with Washington and the Virgin Islands, that particpate in the lottery. The lottery has not drawn a winning number since a Pennsylvania ticketholder won a $131.5 million jackpot on June 23. The current drawing has a cash option of $172.7 million. Although the odds of winning such a massive lottery are slim, Maryland has had a number of winners in recent jackpots.
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By Andy Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
The world is waiting Sunday to find out who bought the Powerball jackpot winning ticket at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla. Nobody had come forward by mid-morning.  It could take a few days before anybody claims the prize, but it's best to be skeptical of anything that comes out before lottery officials make a formal announcement. Remember the circus surrounding the Mega Millions jackpot winner sold in Maryland last year? It started in the middle of the night, just after it became clear that a hot ticket had been sold in Baltimore County.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2013
A single winning ticket for a record Powerball lottery jackpot worth $590.5 million was sold in Florida, organizers said late Saturday, but there was no word about who won. The winning numbers from Saturday night's drawing were: 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball number of 11. The odds of winning were put at one in 175 million. The winning ticket was sold at a Publix supermarket in Zephyrhills, a suburb of Tampa, according to the Florida Lottery. The prize tempted many Marylanders to buy tickets for the lottery game before the 11 p.m. drawing.
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