Powerball Numbers Deliver Bonus Match 5 Win in Bowie

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

$50,000 for Retired Marine

Bonus Match 5Confusion is exactly what Lottery officials were feeling when first hearing the Bowie man’s story.  He visited the Claim Center last week to collect a $50,000 prize delivered to him by Bonus Match 5, but all the credit, he insisted, was owed to an entirely different Lottery game — Powerball.

The detention officer and former Marine drill instructor is a frequent Lottery player of all games, particularly Bonus Match 5.  Years ago he decided upon a set of numbers to play and stuck with them.  Just a month ago, however, he noticed some Powerball numbers that seemed to appear more frequently than others — he had his inspiration.  He played those new numbers last Thursday, just like normal, and checked the winning numbers Friday morning, just like normal.  That’s when things stopped being normal.

“I sat there in the car,” the winner told officials. “I couldn’t believe my eyes.”  He swears there were no outward signs of excitement.  There were no phone calls to family, not even to his girlfriend.  In fact, he continued on to work where nobody had any idea that anything was unusual.  “I had to be calm and collected, stay focused, he said.  “Remember, I work in a prison.”  The celebration came later when he broke the news to his girlfriend.  “She celebrated enough for both of us.”

The Bowie couple intends to share this good fortune with family and friends, even while keeping news of the win to themselves.  The winning Bonus Match 5 ticket was purchased at T&T Liquors, 13801 Annapolis Road in Bowie.

  • mr

    What’s the reason for stop showing live lottery drawings on cable TV? I think that this is being unfair to the paying customers!

    • mdlottery

      mr: In an effort to reduce costs and take advantage of new technologies, Bonus Match 5 drawings will now be available every night on our website at Maryland Lottery Television. MDLotteryTV includes all of our midday, evening and Multi-Match drawings.

      For more information on where you can obtain winning numbers in the absence of our Bonus Match 5 game on TV, click here.

  • Big Balla

    I wonder why he aint at least play a $2 ticket..he would have had $150K……I usually play $8 worth of the same numbers so If I get lucky I will get $600K….but great win for him

  • Tyi Green

    I’m with you Mike Md. lottery has become a crock I’m going back to DC.Congrads to the winner.

  • nick-y

    yeah man!!!!!! that is very niiiiice, glad to hear you will be able to ‘escape’ your guard duties for a while…..live it up

  • RPP

    I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY OR YOU THAT YOU WERE BLESSED TO WIN THAT MUCH MONEY.I HAVE BEEN PLAYING THE SAME NUMBERS FOR OVER 15 YEARS AND THE MOST THAT I HAVE EVER WON IS 150.00.I HAVE PLAYED THEM IN THE BONUS MATCH 5,MUTIMATCH,MEGA MILLIONS,POWERBALL AND NOT A BIG WIN YET BUT I AM ALWAYS HOPING THAT ONE DAY I WILL BE AS LUCKY AS YOU.I COULD REALLY USE IT RIGHT NOW.WELL I GUESS WHEN IT MY DAY I WILL BE HAPPY.CONGRATULATIONS AND SEND SOME OF YOUR LUCK MY WAY.GOD BLESS!

  • http://www.mdlottery.com mike johnson

    Congrats pal.The bonus match 5 is not drawn fairly.They want to save money on t.v time but have Md lottery t.v.Ever since the last person took over it has been nothing but a mess.Glad you won pal.15 year lotto player and worst iv ever seen it.D.C lotto is much better.I live in P.G county and drive to get my tickets from them instead.

    • OCHAP

      I agree. I also go to DC to play Hot Lotto. I used to play the same numbers all the time for Maryland’s Match-5. The only time at least 3 numbers would come is on the day I did not play. I also have better luck in DC with the other lottery games.

  • Shae

    I wish you the best of luck!

  • Dawayne White

    I will hit this mega millions tonight. Not asking for to much but just enought. About $10.000, $250.000.



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