Bethesda Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Fourth winning ticket of 2024 sold in Jan. 31 drawing

A lucky Bonus Match 5 player closed out the month of January with a $50,000 top-prize win! Check your tickets from the Wednesday, Jan. 31 drawing to see if Lottery luck came your way.

The winning ticket bought at Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service in Bethesda matches the five numbers of 20, 22, 24, 26 and 38; the Bonus Ball was 7. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The player has 182 days to claim the 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.

Talbert’s Ice & Beverage Service located at 5234 River Road in Montgomery 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 one 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!