First hit in 2016 for in-state jackpot game
A lucky Maryland Lottery player woke up this morning with a little extra pep. A Multi-Match ticket from last night’s drawing matched all six numbers, making it worth $2.1 million. The winning ticket was purchased at the Safeway store, located at 444 WMC Drive in Westminster.
The lucky numbers were 8, 10, 21, 28, 42 and 43. The winner can choose between the $2.1 million annuity or an estimated $1.7 million cash option. He or she has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until he or she is able to claim.
The lucky ticketholder isn’t the only winner. For selling the winning jackpot ticket, Safeway will receive a $2,100 bonus.
This is the first Multi-Match jackpot win of 2016. The jackpot was last hit on Nov. 9, 2015 when an anonymous winner who purchased his tickets via subscription took home a $2.6 million jackpot. The largest Multi-Match jackpot ever was $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009, claimed by two anonymous Dundalk residents.
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.
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 smart phone. Simply download the free MD Lottery app in the Apple and Android app stores.