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Birthday Numbers Help Couple Walk Away with $50,000

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Win Bonus Match 5 Top Prize

Sally and Lester Miles - Bonus Match 5Lester Miles, of Bowie, would often tease his wife Sally about playing the Lottery. “She likes playing her numbers,” he said. However, they are both laughing all the way to the bank now! The lucky couple won Saturday’s $50,000 top-tier Bonus Match 5 prize.

“I remember going outside to check my numbers on my phone when I realized I didn’t have my glasses, said Lester’s wife, 51-year-old Sally. “Although, I couldn’t see my ticket that well, I knew I had won! I was completely shocked.”

The couple told Lottery officials that the numbers they played were the birthdays of family members. “I was more shocked at the numbers I had picked because they included my mom’s birthday, and she recently passed away,” said Sally. “It was strange because it felt like a sign.”

The winning numbers were 4-24-27-29-31 and Bonus Ball 6. The lucky winners said that they would buy hardwood floors with their prize money. The winning ticket was purchased at Watkin Park Liquors on Watkins Park Drive in Upper Marlboro.

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