For Wednesday, June 23, the Powerball estimated jackpot jumps to $63 million. Also, the cash value sits right at $44.9 million if the jackpot winner chooses this option.
Winning Powerball numbers for Wednesday, June 23
Winning numbers: 13 – 20 – 40 – 51 – 63
Small town of Lonaconing, MD waits in suspense for $731M winner
Lonaconing, MD, has a population of around 1,200 people. According to the Washington Post, the population comprises around 400 families, has dropped by over half in the past 50 years. Yet, the past few weeks brought a new life and excitement to this little town because someone bought a Powerball ticket that won the $731 million jackpot in January. This jackpot broke some records, such as Maryland’s biggest jackpot win and the fifth-largest payout in US history.
According to the owner of Coney Market, Richard Ravenscroft, the winner is someone local. However, MD is one of seven states where lottery winners can remain anonymous. The town saw a sudden influx of visitors, and lottery sales soared for a brief period of time at Coney Market. However, now that the excitement is dying down a bit, locals are impatiently waiting for the winner to donate some winnings towards improving the town, where the poverty rate is 24%, double the statewide number.
Yet, the question remains, “Who won?” Remember that a group of winners called the “Power Pack” claimed the jackpot in late May. While the group opted for the lump-sum payment of $367 million in May, townspeople are still scratching their heads and looking for any inclination that someone struck it rich in their town.
Try out the PA online lottery
In Pennsylvania, you can buy your tickets online for lottery drawings. In fact, the PA online lottery offers a $500 welcome first-deposit match bonus for new players.
There are other fun and exciting promotions as well. In fact, from now till June 30, you can even opt-in and receive two Mega Millions tickets with the Megaplier option from the PA Lottery.
Don’t live in PA? There are also other states where online lottery is available:
- New York
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
Please play responsibly. For more help, call 1-800-GAMBLER.