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Disney Fanatic’s Birthday Numbers Pay Off with $50,000 Win

Friday, August 17th, 2012
Cheryl McIntyre - Bonus Match 5

Cheryl McIntyre smiles for the camera after her $50,000 Bonus Match 5 win.

Hyattsville resident Cheryl McIntyre says she has been a long-time player of the Lottery’s Bonus Match 5 game. Last week, playing her special number combination, the 58-year-old won the $50,000 top prize.

She discovered the win when her daughter checked her tickets using a Lottery winning numbers ‘widget’ on her satellite television service.  “She started reading the numbers and I thought she was reading from my ticket. I knew those numbers well,” said McIntyre. The numbers she had played for some time were derived from the birthdates and birth year of her parents. “It meant a lot to me because my mother’s birthday was just days before,” she said.

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McIntyre said that the winnings would help with bills, but may also help to continue a family tradition. Due to rising costs, the McIntyres weren’t sure they would be taking their annual trip to Disney World, a tradition they have kept since the 1990’s. The winning ticket was purchased at 4 Way Stop Market on 40th Avenue in Hyattsville.

  • lady bug

    Enjoy your have a great time in Disney World