Essex Retailer Sells $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Ticket

St. Patrick’s Day brings player Lottery luck

St. Patrick’s Day brought more than a wee bit of luck to a Maryland Lottery Bonus Match 5 player! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the lucky player holding a $50,000 winning ticket from the Thursday, March 17 drawing. Essex Exxon at 2333 Eastern Blvd. in Baltimore sold the winning ticket.

Check to see if your ticket matches the five numbers of 3, 5, 9, 21, 30; the Bonus Ball was 24. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The winner 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 the store a bonus of $500 for selling the lucky 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.