Player wins top prize in Thursday, May 6 drawing
The Maryland Lottery is rolling out the welcome mat for the player who became the second in a week to win a $50,000 top prize in the Bonus Match 5 game.
Could you be the big winner? Check your tickets if you bought them at Royal Farms #188 in Aberdeen to see if they match the five numbers of 2, 4, 11, 14 and 18; the Bonus Ball was 33.
Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The winner has 182 days to claim the prize by mail, in person by appointment or by dropping off the claim form and winning ticket at Maryland Lottery headquarters, 1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore. Get details on how to claim by mail here, how to schedule an appointment here and use the dropbox here (see last paragraph).
This is our 20th top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in 2021, and it comes just two days after a Brandywine retailer sold a top-prize winner for the May 4 drawing.
The lucky retailer, Royal Farms #188, is located at 742 South Philadelphia Boulevard in Harford County. The Lottery will give the store a bonus of $500 for selling a top-prize winning ticket in the game.
Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 to 39. The Bonus Ball drawn from the remaining 34 numbers provides extra chances to win. Your ticket is a winner if you match five, four or three of the original five winning numbers selected in the drawing. If you match the Bonus Ball number, you only need to match four, three or two of your original numbers to win!