$500,000 Multi-Match Winner Banking Much of his Jackpot Prize

Baltimore man becomes fourth in Maryland to hit the game’s jackpot in 2024

He had a logical reason for playing Multi-Match, which is the Lottery’s in-state, twice-weekly rolling jackpot game, so, of course, he is doing something logical with the $500,000 jackpot he won on June 3.

“Its going into savings for retirement,” the Baltimore player said after claiming his prize at Lottery headquarters. “I’m going to let it start to work for me.”

Like the multistate rolling jackpot games, Multi-Match has a starting jackpot that grows each time no winner matches all six of the drawn numbers. Unlike the multistate games, Multi-Match tickets are sold only in Maryland, so the prizes don’t get nearly as large but the odds of winning are a lot better.

“You have a little better percentage chance of winning,” the Multi-Match fan said. Each Multi Match purchase includes three sets of six numbers from 1 to 43, and if all six of the numbers drawn match all six numbers on one line of a ticket, that’s a jackpot winner. The odds of matching all six on any one line are 1 in about 6 million, but since each $2 ticket has three sets of six numbers, the odds of winning the jackpot on a single ticket are 1 in about 2 million. That contrasts sharply with the odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot, which are 1 in about 302 million, or a Powerball jackpot, which are 1 in about 292 million.

While most of the logical Baltimore player’s winnings will go into savings, he plans to direct some funds to charities that support ALS research, feeding the hungry, a children’s hospital and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). A little travel and a celebratory dinner are also in the budget.

The happy winner purchased his $2 quick-pick ticket at the Royal Farms at 930 Cromwell Park Drive in Glen Burnie. The store receives a bonus of $1,000 from the Lottery for selling a jackpot-winning Multi-Match ticket. This was the fourth jackpot-winning Multi-Match ticket sold in 2024. The others hailed from Adelphi, Belcamp and Baltimore.