Powerball jackpot worth $731M won in Maryland

The luckiest ticket of Powerball was sold at Coney Market in Lonaconing, a small town in Maryland which is famous for its abandoned mines. The winner will get not $731 Million but a deduction of federal taxes and some other hidden taxes will be deducted from the total amount.

The Powerball Twitter holder announced with a tweet “Somebody just won the biggest ever jackpot of Powerball, Congrats Maryland as you go big”.

It was the first run, beating $700 million, via both major lottery stakes. A $1.58 billion Powerball bonanza won by three people in 2016 was the biggest prize.

Powerball winning ticket
This is the only picture of the winning ticket published by anonymous Instagram user

It is the largest jackpot win in the history of the game, the winner will be awarded an exact amount of 546 million USD after several deductions. Though the winner's name is kept secret but the governor of Maryland is informed, and it is reported that he already congratulated the couple who won the draw. It is still unknown how many tickets were sold in this small town which is suffering since the mines are abandoned.

The lottery is played in 45 states and is very much popular among all ages, especially among young couples with kids. Players must match all five white balls as well as the red Powerball properly in order to win the jackpot. There is no guarantee in any drawing that a jackpot will be won. The jackpot rolls over to the next drawing if no one chooses all six winning numbers.

Tons of people start entering for the chance of winning hundreds of millions of dollars once the Powerball jackpot gets very high. After all, about one in five individuals claim that reaching a lottery jackpot is the best way to get rich.

Elena Alam

Elena Alam

Lifestyle Reporter, Contributor at The Gawker