Hard-luck Maryland town gets a $731.1 million Powerball win

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Posted at 1:14 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 12:57:27-05

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — LONACONING, Md. (AP) — Someone hit it very big in a hard-luck Appalachian coal-mining community, where a jackpot-winning Powerball ticket worth $731 million was sold this week. The Maryland Lottery says the fifth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history was won by someone who bought a ticket at Coney Market in Lonaconing. That's in a remote corner of Maryland where jobs are few and poverty runs deep. Maryland is a state that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous. Shop owner Richard Ravenscroft told The Associated Press he hopes whoever won it will use it wisely and enable others to benefit as well.