Family Numbers Help Bowie Man Win $500,000 on Multi-Match

Correctional officer is ninth Multi-Match jackpot winner in 2023

A Bowie man’s decision to play numbers related to family dates helped him secure a $500,000 Multi-Match jackpot prize.

“All the numbers that I choose have significance to my family. Some are birth dates and other milestones,” he told Lottery officials. His winning numbers for the Oct. 23 drawing were 8, 15, 21, 27, 33 and 39.

The Prince George’s County resident said he likes to play all of the high jackpot games such as Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash 4 Life and Multi-Match. The correctional officer patronizes two different gas stations to purchase and check his Lottery tickets. When the 52-year-old went to check his $10 ticket for a win, he received a pleasant surprise.

“It didn’t say how much that I had won, but it told me to go to Baltimore,” he said, recalling the message that appears on ticket checkers at Lottery retailers to direct all big winners to Lottery headquarters to claim prizes of $25,000 and up. He immediately told his wife and sister about his Lottery luck. When he claimed his prize, he had not yet decided on how he will spend the windfall.

The BP station at 9501 Lanham Severn Road in Seabrook, which is one of the Lottery retailers where he purchases tickets, sold him the $500,000 jackpot-winning Multi-Match ticket. The lucky Prince George’s County retailer received a $1,000 bonus from the Lottery for its role in the sale.

This is the third Multi-Match jackpot winner during a four-game span. A $510,000 ticket was claimed in Hagerstown but a $630,000 jackpot-winning ticket is still unclaimed. That ticket was sold for the Oct. 12 drawing at the Eagles Nest on Augustine Herman Highway in Chesapeake City. The estimated jackpot annuity for the Thursday, Nov. 2 drawing is $520,000 with an estimated cash option of $270,000.