A Life of Lucky Numbers Translates to Big Bonus Match 5 Win

Greenbelt duo will cruise away with $50,000 top prize

Their lucky Lottery ship finally sailed into port! A 66-year-old Greenbelt woman and her husband, who have played Bonus Match 5 together each week since the game began, just claimed a $50,000 top prize from the Nov. 10 drawing.

The Prince George’s County pair never faltered over the years in their hunt for dates of significance to create winning combinations. They found success with a ticket bought at Greenbelt Shell that contained numbers tied to dates of retirement, anniversaries, birthdays and old addresses.

“If you’re going to wager money on a bunch of numbers, you’ve got to pick something that really means something,” said the husband.

The lucky lady learned of their win when her husband saw the familiar numbers in the Washington Post the day after the drawing. They confirmed the result by checking the ticket at Greenbelt Shell and waited until the New Year to claim their prize. They have two granddaughters graduating this year from Towson University and plan to celebrate the accomplishment by paying the family’s fare on a cruise.

The Greenbelt retailer responsible for selling the lucky ticket will also share in the celebration. Greenbelt Shell located at 8711 Greenbelt Road in Prince George’s County will earn a $500 bonus for selling a winning top-prize Bonus Match 5 ticket.