Powerball Jackpot Climbs to $214 Million
The next drawing is set for Saturday night.
It was almost a year ago that a Maryland resident last won a Powerball jackpot. On Christmas Eve 2011, a Cecil County couple's winning ticket brought them a $128.8 million dollar prize.
The largest Powerball jackpot ever—$365 million—came in February of 2006. The lone winning ticket was purchased by eight employees of a Congra meatpacking plant in Nebraska, who opted to split the $177 million cash value eight ways.
The multi-jurisdictional Powerball lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Saturday's drawing will be broadcast at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV (channel 11) in the Batimore area. Drawings are later rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television.
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