$4.5 Million for Wednesday Night’s Drawing
There was no big winner in Saturday night’s Multi-Match drawing, bringing the jackpot to a new all-time high of $4.5 million for Wednesday evening. The game, which debuted in 2006, offers the second-largest jackpot amounts – coming in behind the multi-state Mega Millions game. While Mega Millions often tends to grab the spotlight due to its more dramatic numbers, Maryland’s Multi-Match offers far better odds of winning. According to lottery officials the odds of winning the Mega Millions top prize is about 175 million to one. In comparison, Multi-Match’s jackpot odds are six million to one.
As suggested by its name, there are multiple ways to win with Multi-Match. Players may win by matching 3, 4 or 5 numbers on any one line, or by matching 5 to 18 numbers on all three lines combined. To win the jackpot, players must match all six numbers on one line. The Multi-Match jackpot starts at $500,000 and rises every time the large prize isn’t won. Prior to this record-breaking roll, the largest Multi-Match jackpot payout was $3 million, which was won by a Glen Burnie woman in November 2008.
Multi-Match drawings can be seen on WBAL-TV Channel 11 on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:22 pm.