Car Salesman Gets a Sweet BonusFriday, February 25th, 2011
Pasadena Man Wins $50,000 Playing Bonus Match 5
“He’s the lucky one,” the mother-of-six says about her son Timothy Kunze. The 21-year-old is the latest Bonus Match 5 top-tier $50,000 winner. He was with his father on his way home from work when they stopped to get gas. His father suggested to Timothy that he purchase a Bonus Match 5 ticket. As luck would have it, Timothy’s ticket matched all five winning numbers from last night’s drawing, allowing him to take home the $50,000 prize.
Later that night, Timothy’s father called the Lottery’s winning numbers line and relayed the good news to his son. “I got the news and flipped out,” the lucky winner told Lottery officials. His dad said he was in shock. Timothy’s mom said she was working when she got the news. What started as disbelief quickly turned to excitement for her son and his new fortune.
Timothy, who brought his parents along while claiming the prize, initially said he had no idea what he would do with his winnings. Then, he added, “I’ll take care of family.” The winning ticket was purchased at Sam’s BP, located at 300 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Bonus Match 5 drawings can be viewed each night on the Lottery website at mdlottery.com.