The multi-jurisdictional lottery is played in 42 states—including Maryland and Virginia—plus Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
It was almost a year ago that a Maryland resident last won a Powerball jackpot. On Christmas Eve 2011, a Cecil County couple's winning ticket brought them a $128.8 million dollar prize.
More recently, one of three winning tickets in March's $640 million Mega Millions drawing was sold at a 7-Eleven in Milford Mill.
The largest Powerball jackpot ever—$365 million—came in February of 2006. The lone winning ticket was purchased by eight employees of a Congra meatpacking plant in Nebraska, who opted to split the $177 million cash value eight ways.
Saturday's drawing will be broadcast at 11:22 p.m. on WJLA (channel 9) in the DC area and on WBAL-TV (channel 11) in the Batimore area. Drawings are later rebroadcast on Maryland Public Television.