Baltimore Mom Declares $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Win a ‘Miracle’

Claims top prize in Feb. 3 drawing

A Baltimore City homemaker had her prayers answered on Feb. 3 when a $2 Bonus Match 5 quick-pick ticket won the game’s $50,000 top prize.

“I was blessed,” said the mother of eight adult children. “I was praying about it. It’s like a miracle.”

The winner favors two Lottery retailers for her occasional purchases of Bonus Match 5 tickets. Every now and then, she’ll add a new scratch-off to the mix or her children will bring her scratch-offs as a gift. This purchase came from Orye’s Liquors, located at 1001 East 25th Street in Baltimore, which earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling the top-prize winning ticket.

The day after the drawing, the lucky lady checked her ticket for a win and was delighted to see the result. She has only shared news of her big win with her oldest son, who accompanied her to claim her prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The happy homeowner plans to pay bills with her windfall and do some home improvements.