A lucky person holds the winning ticket for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing — the first jackpot winner sold in Maryland, according to state lottery officials.

The ticket was sold at Wine World, in the 400 block of Constant Friendship Blvd. in Abingdon. That business will receive a $25,000 commission for selling the ticket, which had the numbers 3, 5, 18, 27, 54 and Power Ball 13.

The winner has 182 days to claim the prize, which could be either the $108.8 million annuity — $1.2 million per year for 30 years, after taxes — or a $65 million cash option, which would result in a $43 million lump-sum payment,after taxes.

Lottery officials say the holder of the winning ticket should sign the back of it.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

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