In-state jackpot game rolls to fifth-largest jackpot in its history
The Multi-Match jackpot has been rolling for nearly five months, and if a lucky player has the right numbers in the March 31 drawing, it could deliver an estimated $3.2 million jackpot — the fifth-largest in the history of the game. The estimated cash value is $2.5 million.
“Country Girl” of Somerset County won the last Multi-Match jackpot of $2.2 million on Nov. 4, 2021. That was one of five Multi-Match jackpots won last year. The top four Multi-Match jackpots to date are $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009; $4.45 million on March 18, 2010, $3.8 million on Dec. 16, 2010; and $3.6 million on June 8, 2015.
Multi-Match, which started in 2006, is Maryland’s in-state jackpot game, with tickets sold only in Maryland, as opposed to Powerball and Mega Millions, where tickets are sold in multiple states. Each Multi-Match ticket costs $2, and players receive three lines of six numbers from a range of 1 to 43. The Lottery draws six winning Multi-Match numbers 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 must match all six winning 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.