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$2.8 Million Multi-Match Prize Claimed by Laurel Man

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Winner chooses $2.1 million cash option

Multi-MatchThe Maryland Lottery’s latest Multi-Match jackpot winner arrived at Lottery headquarters today, nattily-dressed with a giant smile. The Laurel man, who brought along his son and daughter, is the sixth Multi-Match jackpot winner of the year. The drawing had an estimated annuity value of $2.8 million, and a cash option of $2.1 million. The lucky winner, who opted to remain anonymous, chose the cash option.

The winner, a Nigerian native, stopped by his local Lottery retailer on Friday morning to get the winning Multi-Match numbers from the previous night’s drawing. After checking and rechecking the list of numbers – then standing for a few moments of stunned silence – he called his wife to tell her the good news. He knew that the jackpot was larger than usual, but it wasn’t until later that he realized the ticket was worth $2.8 million. The family man had already planned to host his wife’s 59th birthday party with family and friends that evening. Needless to say, the couple found another reason to celebrate at the party.

The 61-year-old auto exporter will use the money to invest in his auto business and save for his grandchildren’s future. The lucky winner told Lottery officials, “It just hasn’t hit me yet. I didn’t really believe it until I arrived here to see it in writing”

The winning Multi-Match ticket was purchased at the Finish Line Liquor store, located at 3480 Ft. Meade Rd. in Laurel. The retailer will receive a $2,800 commission for selling the winning ticket.

  • MICHAELCROSS40

    HEY CONGRATES HOPE U ENJOY

  • Waterwetacqua

    i am happy 4 you and your family it is a good feeling when some one hit the lottery and help make there life better have fun
    Acqua’s Place

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OILAOJU4ETN76YC3GL6HADMK3A Tijuana Clark

    Congratulations!  Here you are about to throw a party for your wife and God Blessed you in the process.  And the saying goes, when you Bless Another, God will Bless you too!  Congratulations again to you and yours.

  • Anonymous

    I wasn’t aware you could claim a prize anonymously. I know in DC you can not. In VA they are vague about it. Whatever the case, I would advise anyone to not allow your name slip into the media.

  • Leda Rose

    Laurel Man:  So happy for you.  You are wise to remain anonymous.  What a constellation of good energy to come your way, your wife’s birthday, a jackpot win.  What a present from the universe to you.   Good luck. Pass it forward.  God Bless 

  • Leda Rose

    Laurel Man:  So happy for you.  You are wise to remain anonymous.  What a constellation of good energy to come your way, your wife’s birthday, a jackpot win.  What a present from the universe to you.   Good luck. Pass it forward.  God Bless 

  • Huntere26

    Congratulations…..God Bless and Godspeed!   My Day Will Come! :-)

  • Huntere26

    Congratulations…..God Bless and Godspeed!   My Day Will Come! :-)

  • Shaft

    God bless you and your family and please don’t forget those
    who are less fortunate. Congrats and may peace be with you.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to you and your family…

    • Aajnd

      It is all about the American Dream! congrats brother!I

    • Aajnd

      It is all about the American Dream! congrats brother!I



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