Aging Playslip Gives Bonus Match 5 Player a $50,000 Prize

‘Ursula’ uses same playslip with same numbers for years

A Baltimore County resident who dubbed herself “Ursula” has used the same playslip for over two years to play the Maryland Lottery’s Bonus Match 5 game. Her determination to play the same numbers gave her the game’s $50,000 top prize!

“Every time I go to play with the same ticket that I have had for years, the retailer tells me my ticket is looking old and worn,” said the Baltimore woman. “I will continue to use the same card until it will no longer go thru the machine. I am very superstitious!”

The 64-year-old plans to continue playing all of the Lottery’s games, including scratch-offs. Winning big feels great, the retiree said as she claimed her prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. “I hope to return here to claim even a bigger win next time.”

Ursula plans to save her prize to buy a place by the beach in the future. In fact, she bought her winning ticket for the May 27 drawing at Oceans Market located on 14107 Coastal Highway in Ocean City. The lucky Lottery retailer wins, too. For selling a top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket, the store receives a $500 bonus – equal to 1 percent of the prize.