Player bought ticket for Dec. 16 drawing
A lucky Bonus Match 5 player is $50,000 richer after buying a top-prize winning ticket in the Thursday, Dec. 16 drawing. Check your tickets to see if you are our winner!
BJ’s Wholesale Club #040 in Baltimore sold the ticket, which matches the five winning numbers of 8, 14, 24, 32 and 39; the Bonus Ball was 18. This is our 41st top-prize-winning Bonus Match 5 ticket of 2021.
Lottery officials urge the big winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. Winners have 182 days after the date of the drawing to claim their prize. Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click here to schedule an appointment.
The retailer located at 4201 Wholesale Club Drive in Baltimore County also has reason to celebrate! 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.