Happy days are here for a lucky Multi-Match player! Check your tickets because someone bought a $2.35 million jackpot-winning ticket in Mt. Airy for the Thursday, Oct. 4 drawing.
The winner, who is the fourth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2018, can choose between the estimated $2.35 million annuity (before taxes), or an estimated $1.675 million cash option (before taxes). The winning ticket with the numbers 6, 10, 13, 16, 23 and 25 was sold at Carroll Liquors at 6 East Ridgeville Boulevard in Mt. Airy.
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 from the drawing date to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
The lucky Carroll County retailer will receive a $2,035 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.
Multi-Match is a $2 game where players pick one line of six numbers from 1 to 43, and the Lottery terminal randomly generates an additional two 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 a total of five to 18 numbers across all three lines to win up to $2,000 more. To win the jackpot, players match all six of the winning 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.