March 23 drawing results in game’s second jackpot hit of 2017
Congratulations to our new millionaire! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky Multi-Match player who bought a $1 million jackpot-winning ticket in Berlin for the Thursday, March 23 drawing.
The winner, who is the second player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2017, can choose between the annuity and an estimated $700,000 cash option (before taxes). The winning ticket with the numbers 6, 14, 19, 22, 23 and 27 was sold at the 7-Eleven store located at 11055 Racetrack Road in Berlin.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and keep it in a safe location. The player has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
The lucky Worcester County retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket. Multi-Match made its debut in 2006, and the top three 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. Earlier this year, a lucky Glen Burnie man claimed a $1.35 million jackpot won in the Jan. 16 drawing.
Multi-Match is a $2 game. Players pick one line of six numbers from 1 to 43, and the Lottery terminal completes each player’s ticket by randomly selecting two additional lines of six numbers. 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 a prize 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.