Family Birthdays Leads to Bonus Match 5 Win

Wins $150,000 on multiple tickets

A 63-year-old Baltimore man was sticking to his usual routine when he purchased a few Bonus Match 5 tickets, with identical numbers, last week after work. Three of the tickets were filled with birthdays of family members, which turned out to be worth $50,000 each.

The man enthusiastically told Lottery officials that he had always put his faith into the same numbers, but never had quite this much luck. “I’ve been playing these same numbers for years,” said the Bonus Match 5 winner. “I checked the tickets later and freaked out when I saw my numbers.” The construction worker didn’t have to look at his ticket to know he was a big winner. “I had those numbers memorized,” he said.

After sharing the news with his two adult children, the man waited a week before coming into Lottery headquarters with his daughter to claim the $150,000 prize. The lucky player said he plans to share some of his prize winnings with family. The winning ticket was purchased at Mars Supermarket located at 9544 Philadelphia Road in Baltimore.