Due to the holiday, The Maryland Lottery offices and Claim Centers will be closed on Monday, February 20th and will reopen Tuesday, February 21st.

Bonus Match 5

Bonus Match 5 is an exciting numbers game held nightly – seven-days-a-week.  Every evening, the Lottery will select five winning numbers ranging from one to 39.  A Bonus Ball will then be drawn from the remaining 34 numbers.  The Bonus Ball provides you with extra chances to win.


Pick up a Bonus Match 5 playslip at any Lottery Retailer. Each playslip has nine game boards, lettered A through I. You may play one board for $1, three boards for $2, four boards for $3, six boards for $4, seven boards for $5, or nine boards for $6.

You can either select your own numbers or let the Lottery terminal select them for you.

To pick your own, you must select five numbers on each board you want to play. If too many or too few numbers are selected on any board, the playslip will be rejected. Make a heavy vertical mark through each number you choose. Use pencil or blue or black ink.  Red ink will not be accepted. If you make a mistake mark the white box next to “VOID” at the bottom of that board, then use any remaining open boards to complete your selections.  Please do not attempt to erase errors.

If you want the terminal to “Quick Pick” your numbers randomly, mark the “QP” box at the bottom of each board you want to play.

You can play the same numbers for two, three, four, five, six, or seven drawings in a row, including the next drawing by marking the appropriate “NUMBER OF DRAWS” box.  If you are a winner before the final day on your ticket, you can still cash your ticket immediately.  You will receive an exchange ticket for the remaining days of play.

You can play for one future drawing by marking the appropriate day in the “ADVANCE PLAY” column: only one drawing in the future, not the next drawing, may be played for each playslip marked for advanced play.  Your ticket will be valid for the drawing dates printed on the ticket.

You can win Bonus Match 5 by matching five, four, or three of the original five winning numbers selected. If you match the bonus ball number, you only need to match four, three or two of your original numbers to win!