Third jackpot hit in 2015
A lucky Maryland Lottery player from Baltimore who purchased Multi-Match tickets via subscription is the winner of a $2.6 million jackpot.
All six of the subscriber’s numbers came up in the Nov. 9 Multi-Match drawing, making that person a big winner in Maryland’s in-state jackpot game. The lucky numbers were 1, 3, 23, 31, 39 and 42. The winner can choose between the $2.6 million annuity and an estimated $2 million cash option. He or she has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
This is the third Multi-Match jackpot win of 2015. The first was $3.6 million in the June 8 drawing – the fourth-largest jackpot since the game started in 2006 – claimed by a Pasadena resident. The other was $625,000 in the June 29 drawing, won by a Cambridge resident. Both of those winners chose to remain anonymous. The largest Multi-Match jackpot was $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009, claimed by two anonymous Dundalk residents.
The Nov. 9 Multi-Match drawing marked the first time in nearly two years that a subscriber won the game’s jackpot. A subscriber from White Plains won a $1.5 million prize in the Nov. 21, 2013 drawing.
Multi-Match and Mega Millions tickets are available by subscription from the Maryland Lottery. Players can select their own numbers or have them randomly selected and may choose to subscribe for 13, 26 or 52 weeks.
Multi-Match is a $2 game. The Lottery draws six numbers from 1 to 43 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.