First Multi-Match jackpot winner in 2023
The Maryland Lottery is looking for a lucky Multi-Match player who won the estimated $750,000 jackpot in the Monday, Feb. 6 drawing.
The winner can choose between the annuity, paid in 25 equal installments, or an estimated $500,000 cash option (before taxes). The winning ticket with the numbers 17, 35, 36, 39, 41 and 42 came from the Royal Farms at 8268 Lark Brown Dr. in Elkridge.
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.
The lucky retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
This is the first Multi-Match jackpot win of 2023. The game’s jackpot was hit six times in 2022 and five times in 2021.
The Multi-Match jackpot was last hit for $690,000 on Dec. 26, 2022. Other top 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.
Multi-Match, which started in 2006, is Maryland’s in-state jackpot game, with tickets sold only here in Maryland. On each $2 Multi-Match ticket, players receive three lines of six numbers from a range of 1 to 43. The Lottery draws six numbers from one to 43 every Monday and Thursday night.
To win the jackpot, players must match all six numbers on any one line. Players can win up to $1,000 by matching between three and five numbers on any one line, and they can win up to $2,000 more by matching between five and 18 numbers total on all three lines combined. The overall chances of winning are 1 in 8.5. The chances of winning the jackpot on a $2 ticket are approximately 1 in 2 million.