Bonus Match 5 Winner Sees $50,000 Prize Clearly

Wins top prize playing numbers from eye exam

An Owings Mills man can thank the creators of an eye exam for his $50,000 Bonus Match 5 win this past weekend. The avid Maryland Lottery fan has played those same numbers since he first saw them years ago during a doctor’s appointment.

The telephone company employee purchased his $2 ticket for the Feb. 24 drawing at Valley BP in Owings Mills. After the drawing took place, the 60-year-old checked the winning numbers on the Lottery’s website. He couldn’t believe his eyes.

“I still can’t believe it,” the excited Baltimore County resident told Lottery officials. “I’ve only told one person because I wanted to make sure it really was a $50,000 winner.”

With his prize, the winner plans to pay bills and take a vacation. The lucky retailer also wins! For selling a top-prize Bonus Match 5 ticket, Valley BP at 9604 Reisterstown Road receives a $500 bonus from the Lottery.

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!