May 7 drawing produces second jackpot hit in 2018
Happy days are here for a lucky Multi-Match player! Check your tickets because someone bought a $1.9 million jackpot-winning ticket in Gaithersburg for the Monday, May 7 drawing.
The winner, who is the second player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2018, can choose between the estimated $1.9 million annuity and an estimated $1.45 million cash option (before taxes). The winning ticket with the numbers 3, 4, 9, 21, 23 and 39 was sold at Brighton Beer & Wine located at 225 Muddy Branch Road in Montgomery County.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and keep it in a safe location. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
The lucky retailer will receive a $1,900 bonus for selling the ticket. The top three Multi-Match jackpot wins in the game’s history were $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009; $4.45 million on March 18, 2010 and $3.8 million on Dec. 16, 2010.
The first jackpot hit in 2018 on Jan. 18 delivered a $2.85 million prize – the sixth-largest in the game’s history – to an anonymous Prince George’s County woman who bought her ticket at Coventry Way Exxon, located at 6441 Coventry Way in Clinton.
Multi-Match is a $2 game. The Lottery draws six numbers from 1 to 43 every Monday and Thursday night. Players match between three and five numbers on any one line to win up to $1,000. Match between five and 18 numbers total on all three lines combined to win up to $2,000 more. To win the jackpot, players match all six numbers on any one line. The overall chances of winning are 1 in 8.5.
Watch the drawings at 11:22 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays on WBAL TV. Results also are available online at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone. Simply download the free MD Lottery app in the Apple and android app stores.