Lucky top-prize ticket sold in Oct. 9 drawing
A lucky Maryland Lottery player sailed away from a Brooklyn Park retailer with a $50,000 winning ticket in the Columbus Day Bonus Match 5 drawing! The winner bought the top-prize ticket for the Monday, Oct. 9 drawing at Discount Cigarettes.
The five winning numbers were 8, 15, 35, 36 and 38; the Bonus Ball was 17. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The lucky player has 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
The retailer is also a winner; the Lottery will give Discount Cigarettes located at 5716 Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park a bonus of $500 for selling the top-prize ticket.
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!