A winning lottery ticket worth $2.1 million was sold at the Safeway store on WMC Drive in Westminster, lottery officials said Friday.
The Multi-Match ticket from Thursday night's drawing matched all six numbers. The lucky numbers were 8, 10, 21, 28, 42 and 43.
The winner can choose between the $2.1 million annuity or an estimated $1.7 million cash option, according to a Maryland Lottery press release. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize in person at Lottery headquarters, 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until he or she is able to claim the prize.
For selling the winning jackpot ticket, Safeway will receive a $2,100 bonus.
This is the first Multi-Match jackpot win of 2016. The jackpot was last hit on Nov. 9 when an anonymous winner who purchased his tickets via subscription took home a $2.6 million jackpot, according to the release. The largest Multi-Match jackpot ever was $4.8 million on Sept. 19, 2009, claimed by two anonymous Dundalk residents.