$50,000 Bonus Match 5 Win Means New Car for Kent County Player

“Starr,” a longtime player from Kent County, plans to use his winnings from a $50,000 Bonus Match 5 game to buy a new car.

A longtime Maryland Lottery player from the Eastern Shore just got lucky, hitting Bonus Match 5 for a $50,000 top prize in the March 2 drawing.

“It’s a miracle,” the player said on March 6 while claiming his prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. He is using the alias “Starr” to recount his story of good luck.

The Kent County resident has a complicated method of divining the numbers he is going to play, and when he bought a single ticket for the March 2 drawing, his method produced the combination 3, 17, 22, 28 and 35. “Starr” also purchased a second ticket that was different by one number. He bought the $2 worth of games at Chestertown’s Lewes Dairy, one of his Lottery mainstays, and went home.

After the drawing had occurred, the loyal player man went back to the store and checked the numbers.

“I looked at it and I had to look again. I said, ‘I got all five!’” “Starr” recounted. He also got four out of five on the second ticket for a $400 payout. This was far and away his biggest win ever, as his last big prize was a three-digit score about five or six years ago.

After claiming his Bonus Match 5 top prize, “Starr” said, “I was blessed,” adding that he mostly plays as an amusement and will continue playing in the future.

Asked about plans for his winnings, he said, “I’m going to get another car. I’ve got an old, beat-up piece of junk.”