Severn Retiree Doubted $50,000 Maryland Lottery Win

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Still Stunned Over Success Playing Bonus Match 5

A retired Anne Arundel County maintenance coordinator visited Maryland Lottery Headquarters today with a Bonus Match 5 ticket that all evidence suggested was good for a $50,000 win. He’d looked up the winning numbers. He’d compared them to the numbers on his ticket. He’d consulted the game rules. Everything he saw told him that he’d won, but he was still dubious.

“Now that I’m here and you haven’t thrown me out, I’m finally sure it’s true,” the Severn man admitted to Lottery officials. He plays frequently and is on a lucky roll that began with a $5,000 Pick 4 win earlier this year. “I love to play and especially love to win, but I didn’t really expect anything like this.”]

As is his habit, the 70-year-old winner purchased his Bonus Match 5 ticket early in the day last Wednesday and watched for the winning numbers to appear on TV after the evening drawing. “I write the numbers down to check them against my tickets. When I saw the matches, I was sure that I’d written them down incorrectly.” A trip to his neighborhood lottery retailer confirmed that he was a $50,000 winner!

The retiree plans to take care of a hospital bill and may invest in a new car. “This win will mainly just make everyday life a little easier for me.” He crossed paths with lottery luck at the Cigarette Depot at 7800 Parke West Drive in Glen Burnie.

  • Charles Riley

    Its all fixed soon as enough people play then it kicks out a winner to many losers not enough winners!!!!!!!!

  • Charles Riley

    Bring back the doubler!!!!!!!!! I was winng. With that

  • Charles Riley

    Ben playing for 19 years same game nothing!!!

  • Charles Riley

    You guys did somting to to the numbers I can’t win any thing any more

  • charles Riley

    gongrats gongrats

  • charles Riley

    you guys ever going to bring the doubler back ????

    • mdlottery

      charles: We do not have one scheduled at this time. However, in late-August we will be introducing a Keno Sprinkler and Racetrax Doubler. Stay tuned for details.