$3.8 Million Multi-Match Winning Ticket ClaimedThursday, January 13th, 2011
Third Largest Jackpot in Game’s History
A Severna Park couple waited almost a month to claim their December 18th winning Multi-Match jackpot ticket. That ticket was worth $3.8 million, with a cash option of $2.5 million. The ecstatic pair chose the cash option, taking home more than $1.6 million after taxes.
The retired couple purchase Multi-Match tickets for every drawing. Winning small amounts periodically, this was by far their largest win yet. With the winnings, they plan to remodel their kitchen, take a vacation and share with their grown children.
The winning ticket was purchased at Fishpaws Liquors & Deli, located at 954 Ritchie Hwy, in Arnold.
This is the second time in less than a year that a Severna Park resident won a Multi-Match jackpot. The first Multi-Match win of 2010 came in March when John Obradovic from Severna Park won $4.45 million. That win was the second-largest in Multi-Match history. Back in September 2009, two Baltimore County co-workers claimed a $4.8 million Multi-Match jackpot, the largest since the game’s inception.
There are multiple ways to win with Multi-Match. Players may win by matching 3, 4 or 5 numbers on any one line, or by matching 5 to 18 numbers on all three lines combined. To win the jackpot, players must match all six numbers on one line. The Multi-Match jackpot starts at $500,000 and rises every time the large prize isn’t won. Multi-Match drawings can be seen on WBAL-TV Channel 11 on Mondays and Thursdays at 11:22 pm.