A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records.

Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot that grew to $1.58 billion, the largest lottery prize in U.S. history.


Nine of the top 10 sellers were in either Montgomery County or Prince George's County, according to the records, obtained through a Public Information Act request.

Two of the top retailers are in the Bethesda area, which has one of the highest median household incomes in the state.

The list was headed by Aspen Hill Lottery, Beer & Wine of Silver Spring, which sold $139,324 in tickets. Talbert's Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda was second with $112,237.

The only Baltimore-area retailer in the top 10 was a Royal Farms convenience store on Lark Brown Road in Elkridge, which ranked sixth with $95,472.

The Soda Pop Shop in Catonsville — the state's top-selling retailer of all lottery games in the last fiscal year — ranked 38th in the big Powerball roll at $73,026.

The roll began Nov. 4 and the jackpot grew until the Jan. 13 drawing. Winning tickets were purchased in California, Florida and Tennessee.

Maryland had three $1 million winners — two in Prince George's County and one in Frederick County. State retailers sold $73.2 million in tickets.

In Maryland, sales of Powerball had dropped 15 percent in the last fiscal year. The Maryland Lottery saw a profit of $36.9 million from Powerball on $89.5 million in sales in the year that ended June 30.

The record drawing attracted enormous media coverage. Retailers reported customers buying $2 tickets in bulk.

Powerball has drawings each Wednesday and Saturday. The chances of winning the top prize are 1 in 292 million.

Here are the top sellers during the recent roll:

•Aspen Hill Lottery, Beer & Wine, Silver Spring, $139,324.

•Talbert's Ice & Beverage Service, Bethesda, $112,237.

•7-Eleven, 11530-G Rockville Pike, Rockville, $108,967


•National Harbor Sunoco Subway, Oxon Hill, $105,339.

•Shady Grove Beer, Wine & Cheese, Gaithersburg, $99,787

•Royal Farms, 8268 Lark Brown Road, Elkridge, $95,472.

•Giant Food, 10400 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, $91,529

•Wegman's, 9001 McHugh Drive, Lanham, $89,942

•Bowie Exxon, 1500 Crain Highway, Bowie, $86,778

•Kettering Liquors, Upper Marlboro, $86,412

—Jeff Barker