Player continues winning streak with $50,000 Bonus Match 5 top-prize win
A loyal Montgomery County player just had her dream of winning big come true for a second time. The 73-year-old Silver Spring grandmother said a group of numbers that came to her in a dream matched all five numbers in the June 27 Bonus Match 5 drawing, giving her a $50,000 top-prize for a second time.
The lucky winner told Maryland Lottery officials that playing numbers from her dreams has helped her win several times, including the earlier Bonus Match 5 win and a sizable Pick 4 win. Each win, she said, came after thoughts of winning and a dream that added digits to her growing list of lucky numbers. Each win also came with an expected thrill, but also a surge of relief.
“The first time I won, I really needed a car. When I saw those numbers come out it took me from the floor to the ceiling,” she said.
This win also seems timed to her family’s need, she said. The night before she won, the lucky lady was thinking about ways to help her grandchildren. When she woke up, she wrote down numbers from her dreams.
She then bought her lucky $6 ticket at Andy’s Beer and Wine located at 15523 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring. After the drawing, she reviewed the results and saw the winning numbers matched those from her dreams. She recalls clasping her hand over her mouth and letting out a little yelp!
The happy winner told Lottery officials that the $50,000 prize will help her family handle looming financial needs. “I could never enjoy a fortune if my family was in need – family are my riches,” she said.
Also in the money from the big win is the lucky Lottery retailer. For selling a top-prize winning ticket in the Bonus Match 5 game, Andy’s Beer and Wine earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery. This latest win from Montgomery County marks the 30th $50,000 Bonus Match 5 top prize awarded in 2019.