Happy days are here for a lucky Multi-Match player! Check your tickets because someone bought a $1.2 million jackpot-winning ticket in Baltimore County for the Thursday, Dec. 13 drawing.
The winner, who is the fifth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2018, can choose between the $1.2 million annuity and an estimated $850,000 cash option (before taxes). The winning ticket with the numbers 8, 21, 28, 29, 35, and 43 came from 7-Eleven #34324 at 8890 McDonogh Road in Owings Mills.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and keep it in a safe location. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
The lucky retailer will receive a $1,200 bonus for selling the winning ticket. Multi-Match, Maryland’s jackpot game, made its debut in February 2006, and the top three jackpot prizes it has produced were $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009; $4.45 million on March 18, 2010 and $3.8 million on Dec. 16, 2010.
Each $2 Multi-Match ticket includes three lines of six numbers from 1 to 43. The Lottery draws six winning numbers 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 must match all six winning numbers on a single line. The overall chances of winning a prize 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 on iTunes or the Google Play store.