Dec. 26 drawing marks sixth Multi-Match jackpot win of 2022
A Maryland Lottery player is finishing out the holiday season with a big Multi-Match win. A $690,000 winning ticket was purchased in Frederick County for the Monday, Dec. 26 drawing.
The winner, who is the sixth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2022, can choose between the $690,000 annuity paid over 25 years, or an estimated $460,000 cash option (both figures are before taxes). The winning ticket with the numbers 2, 3, 16, 30, 37 and 42 was sold at Safeway located at 337 East Ridgeville Blvd. in Mount Airy.
The lucky Lottery retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe location. The player has 182 days after the date of the drawing to claim the prize.
Multi-Match, which started in 2006, is Maryland’s in-state jackpot game, with tickets sold only here in Maryland. The Multi-Match jackpot was last hit for $580,000 on Oct. 3, 2022. The top four Multi-Match jackpot wins to date were $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.
Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click HERE to schedule an appointment.