Fun Fact: Lonaconing Is Lucky, But This County’s Residents Are Feeling Fortunate…Jackpot or Not

Last week, a locally owned convenience store in Allegany County sold the winning ticket for the largest Powerball jackpot in Maryland’s history.

Coney Market, in the town of Lonaconing (pronounced LOH-nah-koh-ning) sold the ticket that pays out a total of $731.1 million.

While the winner may never be publicly known, (Maryland is one of a handful of states where winners can remain anonymous). The residents of Mountain Maryland feel they have hit the jackpot every day.

From the Allegany County Maryland Mountainside Blog:

We are all buzzing with the news that the Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in our own backyard, right here in Mountain Maryland. As the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot pays out a total of $731.1 million, some lucky winner is roaming around our mountain home. We all checked our tickets and messaged our family members to see if it happened to be us. Though many of us checked our numbers with disappointment and the excitement of the news settled, we remember just how lucky we are to have Mountain Maryland as our home. We thought we’d share our top 10 list of why we hit the jackpot every day.

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