Abingdon Powerball Winners Take Cash Payout

A $108.8 million ticket was sold at Wine World.

An Abingdon couple who won the  has opted for a "lump sum" payout, but decided to keep their names a secret.

“They did not agree to reveal their identities,” said Carole Everett, director of communications for the Maryland Lottery. “We’ve not heard back from them regarding their identities. We know who they are, but we can’t say.”

Everett said the couple took the cash option prize, which pays a little less than $65 million before taxes, and almost $43 million after.

Additionally, Wine World in Abingdon received a $25,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.

“We’re obviously very excited that we got a big win in the state of Maryland, especially in Abingdon,” Everett said. “Sometimes people think everything happens in downtown Baltimore.”

william milbourne September 21, 2011 at 10:39 AM
Diana September 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Melda Callender September 21, 2011 at 01:34 PM
Just wondering if they pick the numbers or they let the computer pick them? Congrats to the winnners.
Hazzard Native September 21, 2011 at 02:50 PM
Congrats! Now take the money and run out of Maryland before O'Malley and Co. find a way to squeeze it out of you!
Hazzard Native September 21, 2011 at 02:51 PM
Did you know that Maryland is the only state in the union that charges MORE in taxes for an in-state resident than out of state residents for jackpot prizes?
Hazzard Native September 21, 2011 at 03:08 PM
Maryland tax on lottery winnings: In-state residents - 9.25% Out of state residents - 7.5% Eight (8) states have NO tax on lottery winnings, because the lottery is already funding state coffers. (DE, FL, NH, PA, SD, TN, TX, WA) Maryland's 9.25% is the 2nd highest state rate only behind New Jersey's 10.8% rate. Arizona charges In-state winners LESS (5% in vs. 6% out). Federal tax on lottery winning is 25%. (credit - www.usamega.com)
Eric bel air September 23, 2011 at 01:27 PM
The county has the potential of getting up to $1.9 million from the winner from income taxes. (source http://www.baltimoresun.com/explore/harford/publications/the-aegis/ph-ag-lottery-followup-0923-20110922,0,4145341.story) Hey- it can be used to pay for that barrier on the bypass!


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