Bonus Match 5 Finally Matches Up For Columbia Man

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Claims $53,045 Winning Ticket

A 70-year-old retired federal employee very calmly came into Maryland Lottery Headquarters to claim his Bonus Match 5 prize. The winner’s first words were, “This is one way to return home from Atlantic City.” After that exclamation, he began telling his story.  An avid Bonus Match 5 player, he purchases his tickets every week without fail. So, with plans to leave town, the retiree bought his tickets in advance.

Not only are his tickets regularly purchased, but his numbers are carefully chosen. “I’ve been playing an old fortune cookie’s numbers for years,” he said with a smile. His long-time routine finally paid off to the tune of over $53,000.

The well-relaxed man discovered his good fortune when he checked his numbers online. “I saw the matching numbers and yelled, ‘Honey can you please come here’ to my wife,” he said. “I told her, ‘I need you to check to make sure that what I’m seeing on the computer screen is what I’m seeing on the ticket.’”  Indeed it was. The excited player kept his winning ticket in a winter jacket and checked on it several times a day until arriving at the Lottery to claim his prize, which he intends to put in the bank.

The winning ticket was purchased at Omid’s Crown, 10471 Twin River Rd. in Columbia.

  • ken robeson

    it shame that you cannot keep it all. if charles is a senior the state of maryland should let him have it all.

  • tyrone

    i din’t know the gubment take 20 thousand from that winning.

    so you only be getting 30 thousand for winning 50 thousand? wow

  • lori kelly

    THANK U 4 CORRECTING THE JULY 3RD BONUS MATCH 5 NUMBER

  • CHARLES

    YOU DONT WIN $50,000 ITS ONLY $32,000 AFTER TAXES ANT THAT A CROCK!!! GOVERMENT GET $18,000!!!

    • Jane

      Charles: Don’t be a buzz kill. That’s still a fantastic win for them.

  • Valerie Watkins

    Congrats to all the winners, my day is coming so listen out for my name

  • GOOD4YA!!!

    WAY TO STICK W/ YOUR JOCKEY AND NOT CHANGE UP MID-WAY THROUGH THE RACE!!!!!

  • http://Yahoo Rochelle Adams

    I would love to win $25,000 or more to purchase a new home with several garages and to pay off my debt. To be honest I need at least $150,000 to pay off all my bills and give the church a donation to help with the building fund. I know my day is coming and I am looking forward to sharing my blessing.

  • http://Mdlottery.com D. Smith

    Congrats , u lucky old fart :)

  • Mary Johnson

    I would love to hit the bonus match5 or some other game for $50,000.00 so that I could help my friends and family with their monthly bills. Of course I would keep some of the money myself to continue playing the lottery. This would be a dream come true.



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