2nd jackpot hit in 2016
Check your Multi-Match tickets because a lucky Maryland Lottery player bought an $875,000 jackpot-winning ticket in Perry Hall for the Monday, May 16 drawing.
The winner, who is the second player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2016, can choose between the annuity and an estimated $600,000 cash option. The winning ticket with the numbers 5, 7, 12, 16, 21 and 33 came from the Giant #2304 located at 8905 Belair Road in Perry Hall.
Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and keep it in a safe location. The player has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
“Multi-Match is a fun game that sometimes gets overshadowed by the big multistate jackpot games,” said Gordon Medenica, director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming. “But its loyal players love the game and love winning!”
The lucky retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket. In 2016, the Lottery already saw one Multi-Match jackpot win and four in 2015. The top three Multi-Match jackpot wins were $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. The Lottery draws six numbers from one 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.
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.