By Chris Jewers For Mailonline and Associated Press
Published: 12:36 GMT, 21 January 2021 | Updated: 20:06 GMT, 21 January 2021
A mystery Maryland resident has won $730 million Powerball jackpot, the fifth largest in U.S. history and the first to get the top prize in months.
Thanks to math and bad luck, lottery players had another shot at a giant jackpot Wednesday night that earlier had been estimated at $730 million, but it grew even further based on final ticket sales to around $731.1.
The winning ticket for Wednesday's jackpot was sold in Allegany County, located in northwestern Maryland, but additional details weren't immediately available, the Maryland Lottery said in a statement.
'A single ticket sold in Maryland matched all six numbers in the Wednesday night Powerball drawing to win the fourth-largest jackpot in Powerball history,' according to a Thursday press release from Powerball.
A billboard in downtown St. Louis reminds those that play Powerball and Mega Millions on January 18. A winner has finally been found, with someone in Maryland receiving $730 million
The Powerball jackpot came only a day after nobody won the even-larger