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One Win, Two Surprises for Virginia Man

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Wins a $50,000 – Taxes Paid – Playing Bonus Match 5

There are times an occasion can reveal itself to be among the most memorable of a person’s life.  This is how a gleeful retired teacher from Virginia described his $50,000 Bonus Match 5 win this week.  The surprise he experienced that night was repeated as he claimed the ticket, when he learned news that made his big win even bigger.

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He checked the winning numbers hours after the drawing last Wednesday night.  “I had to look at them over and over,” he said with a chuckle.  “I just couldn’t believe that it was real.”  As excited as he was, he kept his late-night joy to himself.  “I wanted desperately to tell my wife – but I knew she wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep.”

Today’s winner got another shock when told that, thanks to a special promotion, the taxes on his win would be paid by the Lottery.  Paying several bills and taking his wife away for a long weekend are in his immediate plans.  The Virginian found his Maryland luck at Talbert’s Ice on 5234 River Road, in Bethesda.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OILAOJU4ETN76YC3GL6HADMK3A Tijuana Clark

    It’s better to just save your money than put it in MD’s lottery.  All of their games seemed to be fixed in one way or another.  After I visited the new casino in MD this year for my birthday, I definitely felt that way.  My husband and I have better luck in Delaware and in New Jersey than we have in our own state.  We want to support MD  but unfortunately the return on your money is not as good as in other states.  It used to be good a couple of years back but it’s going down the toilet due to greed.

  • Rhonda

    Congrats yo winners, I Feel you Charles on i wish i could win, i be playing lottery for over 20 years and thw most i ever won was $500 on a scratch off almost 4yrs ago, and can’t even win $2 on any of the big jackpot games sometimes i feel like given up playing the lottery, but i am still trying right now.

  • Rhonda

    Congrats yo winners, I Feel you Charles on i wish i could win, i be playing lottery for over 20 years and thw most i ever won was $500 on a scratch off almost 4yrs ago, and can’t even win $2 on any of the big jackpot games sometimes i feel like given up playing the lottery, but i am still trying right now.



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