May 3 drawing produces game’s third jackpot in 2021
The Monday, May 3 Multi-Match drawing was a lucky one for one Maryland Lottery player, who won a $520,000 jackpot.
The winner, who is the third player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2021, can choose between the estimated annuity of $520,000 and an estimated $270,000 cash option (before taxes). The Anne Arundel County resident matched all six of the winning numbers on a single line: 11, 17, 18, 21, 31 and 34.
Our two other Multi-Match jackpot wins of 2021 occurred in February and April. A Baltimore County woman won a $2.75 million jackpot on Feb. 4 on a ticket sold by 7-Eleven #32287 in Owings Mills. A Rockville resident won a $1.4 million jackpot hit on April 22. The player claimed the prize last week, taking the $1.1 million cash option on the ticket sold at Giant #319 in Rockville.
The May 3 jackpot winner will have 182 days to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
The top three Multi-Match jackpot wins in the history of the game are $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009, $4.45 million on March 18, 2010 and $3.8 million on Dec. 16, 2010.
Multi-Match is a $2 game, and players receive three lines of six numbers ranging from 1 to 43. The Lottery draws six winning numbers from that range every Monday and Thursday night. Players match between three and five numbers on any one line to win up to $1,000. Match between five and 18 numbers total on all three lines combined to win up to $2,000 more. To win the jackpot, players match all six numbers on any one line. The overall chances of winning are 1 in 8.5.
Watch the drawings at 11:22 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays on WBAL TV. Results also are available online at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone. Simply download the free MD Lottery app in the Apple and android app stores.