Bowie Father-of-Two Receives Christmas BonusWednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Wins $50,000 on Bonus Match 5
Santa arrived early for a single father-of-two who matched all five numbers on his Bonus Match 5 ticket to win the game’s $50,000 top prize. The 43-year-old bought his ticket about two weeks ago, but decided to wait until his daughter came home from college on winter break to claim his winnings.
It was after leaving work one evening that the Mercedes dealership employee stopped to purchase his two Bonus Match 5 tickets. He randomly selected five numbers and later checked them online at mdlottery.com. “I called my 19-year-old daughter and told her I just won $50,000,” said the happy winner. “She didn’t believe me so I had to send her a picture of the ticket.”
The lucky player, who also has a 15-year-old daughter, intends to use his winnings to help with college tuition. With the holidays here, he also plans to do some Christmas shopping and put the rest in savings. The winning ticket was sold at Excel Oil, located at New Hampshire Ave. in Silver Spring.