Multi-Match Drawing Gives Player a Million Reasons to Pause

Claims first of state’s three jackpot wins that occurred over two-week period

Watching the June 26 Multi-Match drawing became so exciting a Baltimore man had to hit pause on the broadcast so he could better check his quick-pick ticket.

The transportation worker just claimed the first of three Multi-Match jackpot wins that occurred during a recent two-week period. He won $1 million while the two other jackpot prizes were $500,000.

The 47-year-old says the win was a welcome discovery. The loyal player watched as the numbers on his winning ticket appeared, one by one, when he tuned into the evening drawing. Time stood still, literally, as the winner paused the broadcast and reviewed the numbers on his ticket until he spotted his good fortune.

The excitement of the win was contagious! Even though the hour was late, he just had to share the good news with his wife. “I had to wake her up,” said the winner.

After he double- and triple-checked the ticket, the lucky winner relocated it from the location he usually reserves for winning tickets. “This ticket is worth more than my house, so I had to make sure it was safe,” he explained.

The happy husband opted to receive the $600,000 cash option of the $1 million prize. He plans to use a portion of the winnings to pay bills and will save the remainder for his upcoming retirement.

His winning ticket came from Cross Keys Exxon located at 4434 Falls Road in Baltimore. In addition to bragging rights, the service station will receive a bonus of $1,000 for selling a winning Multi-Match ticket of $1 million.

In addition to being part of the recent streak of winners, the lucky player is one of six to claim a Multi-Match jackpot in 2017. Lottery officials are still looking for the owner of a winning ticket sold at Broadway Pizza in Rockville for the June 29 drawing. That ticket, worth $500,000, is the only unclaimed Multi-Match winning ticket. No one hit the jackpot last week, so it rolled to $575,000 for tonight’s July 17 drawing. The cash option is $287,500.