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Lottery winner sold here

April 04, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

HAGERSTOWN

The first jackpot winner of Multi-Match, Maryland's new Lotto-style game, bought the winning ticket in Hagerstown.

The $2.8 million ticket was sold Saturday at Wooden Keg Liquors on Jefferson Boulevard in Hagerstown, according to Carole Everett, spokeswoman for Maryland Lottery.

The prize had not been claimed by late Monday.

Multi-Match began Feb. 4 and replaced Classic Lotto, which ran for more than 23 years, Everett said.

"(Multi-Match) focuses on a lot more winners, as opposed to the jackpot," Everett said. "It should get a lot more winners."

There have been many prizes awarded since the game began, but Saturday was the first time a jackpot ticket had been sold. The winning numbers were: 4, 9, 14, 16, 19 and 25.

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"It's nice to sell the first Multi-Match winning ticket," Travis Sarno, owner of Wooden Keg, said in a written release.

Sarno will receive $2,800 for selling the winning ticket.

"The focus of the game is really all the multiple ways to win," Everett said. "You aren't just focusing on the jackpot."

Multi-Match offers players three lines of six number each - between 1 and 43, according to Maryland Lottery. Players can match numbers from any of the three lines, giving them more opportunities to win.

To win the jackpot, a player must match all six numbers on one line. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 2,032,151.7 per $2 ticket, according to the Maryland Lottery Web site.

The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 8.5. Smaller prizes range from $2 to $2,000.

The winner of Saturday's jackpot must claim the prize by going to Maryland Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330, in Baltimore.

Drawings are Saturdays and Wednesdays at 11:07 p.m.




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For details about Maryland Lottery's new Multi-Match game, go to www.mdlottery.com.

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