Family Birthdays the Key to Success for Bowie Couple

Wins $50,000 Playing Bonus Match 5

Bonus Match 5For a Bowie couple that visited the Maryland Lottery’s claim center today, there’s a strict division of labor when it comes to their Lottery play – she picks the numbers, he picks up the money.  The numbers she picked last night brought about a Bonus Match 5 win and the check her husband claimed today was worth $50,000.

The retired federal employee told officials that his wife used family birthdays to select their numbers.  He said there was little outward excitement when the couple checked the winning numbers on the Lottery’s website.  “We’re pretty quiet people.  It was definitely a surprise – a very nice surprise.”

The couple’s two grown children will be the first to benefit from last night’s win.  The winners also have some thoughts about fun additions to their home. The winning ticket was sold at the Crescent Food Market located at 15222 Old Chapel Rd. in Bowie.