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Record Maryland Lottery Multi-Match jackpot won

Maryland LotteryMaryland Lottery: Record Maryland Lottery Multi-Match jackpot won

There was one big winner in Saturday night's Multi-Match drawing from the Maryland Lottery, ending the months-long jackpot-roll that grew to a record-breaking $4.8 million top prize.

The winner, yet to be identified, purchased the ticket at Pop's Tavern in Sparrows Point during a busy Friday sales day. The player utilized the Quick-Pick option, which automatically generates randomly-chosen numbers.

Debbie Hurd, part-owner of Pop's Tavern, was working when the winning ticket was purchased. Hurd isn't sure who the winner is but is excited that it was sold at her store.

"They were buying that ticket all day-long on Friday," Hurd said.  "I tell my customers they have much better odds of winning on Multi-Match than on Mega Millions."

Pop's Tavern is located 4343 North Point Boulevard in Sparrows Point, MD.

As suggested by its name, there are multiple ways to win with Multi-Match.  Players can 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 ("rolls over") every time the top 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 are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:22 pm.  The winning numbers are published on Lottery Post's Maryland Lottery Results page (www.lotterypost.com/results/md) within minutes of the drawing.

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Litebets27's avatar - power
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Posted: September 22, 2009, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

I'm hoping the winner was one of those families that lost everything in Friday's flood. But, I hope the winning Multi Match ticket wasn't among the items that were lost.

It amazes me, that of all places, the winning ticket would show-up in Dundalk, after a massive problem like a water main break that floods out one hundred homes.

Before anyone reads something wrong in my comments, I'm not bitter....just amazed.

Congratulations to the winner or winners.

Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

Peace be with you!!

    four4me's avatar - gate1
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    Posted: September 23, 2009, 1:09 am - IP Logged

    2 guys split the pot they are friends.

    One of the guys has quit his job ... at least for now.

    Years ago Pops Tavern was the place hundreds of guys and there wives and family's visited on a regular basis that was when Sparrows Point steel (Bethlehem Steel) mill was in full swing.

    Now Pops tavern is all but empty during the day.

    Bethlehem Steel is a shell of what it once was ... how tragic.

    Years ago i met the one of these guys that won he used to bar tend at a bar near me. He was also lucky with the pick 4 games. Congratulations to them i wish them all the best.

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                   I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
      ThatScaryChick's avatar - AbnSTiA

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      Posted: September 23, 2009, 1:22 am - IP Logged

      Congrats to the winners!

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

        beaudad's avatar - animaniacs26
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        Posted: September 23, 2009, 8:43 am - IP Logged

        Congrats to them.........for sure!!!!!!!!!

        " I don't have a gambling problem,  I have a problem winning!"