They may not have hit the $448 million Powerball jackpot, but two people in the Washington area are waking up millionaires Thursday morning.
According to lottery officials, one $1 million ticket was sold in Maryland and another was sold in Virginia for Wednesday’s drawing.
Officials said the people holding these tickets are among more than 4 million players nationwide who won non-jackpot prizes ranging from $4 to $2 million.
Three people won the $448 million grand prize — the third-largest jackpot in Powerball’s history — by matching all five numbers plus the Powerball. Two of these tickets were sold in New Jersey and one was sold in Minnesota.
The three winning ticket holders will split the jackpot — if they come forward, lottery officials said.
Wednesday’s winning numbers were 05, 25, 30, 58, 59, and Powerball 32.
Before the drawing, the jackpot had been estimated at $425 million, which could have been paid out in 30 annual payments or a $244.7 million lump sum before taxes, officials said. By the time the winning numbers were drawn, the jackpot had grown to $448 million. The next opportunity to play the Powerball is Saturday. The odds of winning the jackpot, currently estimated at $40 million, are about one in 175 million.