Longtime Lottery Fan Claims $2.2 Million Multi-Match Jackpot

Winning ticket in Aug. 18 drawing sold in White Marsh

A $6 quick-pick Multi-Match ticket did the trick for a loyal Lottery player, who won the jackpot in the Aug. 18 drawing. The annuity value that night was $2.2 million, and the winner decided to take the $1.6 million cash option. He is the second player to win a Multi-Match jackpot in 2022.

On Aug. 24, the anonymous Marylander claimed the biggest prize he’s won in 40 years of playing Maryland Lottery games. He said he plans to help others using his prize, which he describes as a blessing.

The lucky winner said he’s had trouble sleeping since confirming his multimillionaire status. “I still cannot believe it,” he said.

The businessman visited Royal Farms #150 in White Marsh on Aug. 18 to purchase the ticket and played three panels, letting the terminal randomly quick-pick eight of the nine lines on his ticket. It was one of those quick-pick lines that did the trick. The next day, when he went to buy another Lottery game, he checked the Multi-Match ticket and was astonished to find out he was a multimillionaire.

Pick 4 and Multi-Match are his favorite games, the winner said, and he plans to keep playing them in the future. “I’ve got tickets in my pocket for tonight,” he said, smiling.

No one will be the wiser about his Lottery luck because the player is determined to keep his win a secret. He said only one person knows of his jackpot win and he plans to keep it that way.

His lucky Lottery retailer, Royal Farms #150, is also a winner. The Baltimore County business receives a $2,200 bonus from the Lottery for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.

Want to try your Multi-Match luck? The jackpot has rolled to $510,000 for the Thursday, Aug. 25 drawing, with a cash option of $260,000.

The Multi-Match jackpot was previously won this year by “Mystery Millionaire” of Westminster for $5.1 million on May 9, 2022. That was the largest jackpot in the game’s history and also won on a quick-pick ticket. Other top 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.