BALTIMORE (Aug. 23, 2016)—If you bought a Multi-Match ticket for the Monday, Aug. 22 drawing, you might be smiling from ear to ear today! Some lucky Maryland Lottery player bought a $775,000 jackpot-winning ticket in Charlotte Hall for last night's drawing.
The winner, who is the fifth player to hit a Multi-Match jackpot in 2016, can choose between the annuity and an estimated $425,000 cash option. The winning ticket with the numbers 2, 7, 16, 19, 24 and 28 came from McKay's Food & Drug located at 37670 Mohawk Drive in Charlotte 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.
The lucky St. Mary's County retailer will receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the ticket. The top three jackpot wins in the history of Multi-Match 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 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.
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.