Wins $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Top-Tier Prize
The full-time city worker is no stranger to big wins. Back in 2004, she won $50,000 on a Maryland Lottery scratch-off. This time around, her newfound wealth was by way of Bonus Match 5 and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
“Somehow it seems to come when I’m in desperate need of it,” said the 63-year-old. The mother-of-one, said that Friday was the first time since 1998 that she changed any of the five Bonus Match 5 numbers that she typically plays. The winning ticket was actually a Quick Pick, but she still credits her luck to the fact that she played her mother’s age at her birth.
“I was watching the drawing and thought how good it would be to win,” she said. “When I realized I had all five numbers, I couldn’t believe it.” She went back to the store to check the ticket and when the clerk told her it said “Cash at Lottery” she recalled the message from her previous win.
There are expected layoffs for city workers next year. However, the lucky winner views the future with confidence, “I may not have a job, but thanks to this windfall I will be able to afford normal monthly expenses.”
The city employee plans to use her winnings to pay bills and also help pay medical bills for a family member. “This will enable me to be debt-free and if I can help my family member that’s all the reward I need,” she said with a smile. The winning ticket was sold at Mulberry Street Exxon, located at 513 W. Mulberry St. in Baltimore.