Maryland Lottery: $731.1M Powerball jackpot claimed, winner purchased just one ticket

The single winning ticket was sold earlier this year at a small country store in the western Maryland town of Lonaconing. But for four months, the winners had not come forward to claim the $731.1 million prize, the largest in the state’s lottery history

On Wednesday, Maryland lottery officials said, “The wait is over.” A group of people came forward to claim the Powerball jackpot.

Spoiler alert: They wish to remain anonymous, nicknaming themselves “the Power Pack.” They chose the $546.8 million lump sum cash option, lottery officials said, and they will get about $366.6 million after federal and state taxes.

The winning ticket was sold Jan. 20 at the Coney Market in Alleghany County, and news that the winners were locals spread excitement in the small town. Coney Market got $100,000 for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

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