Lucky ticket sold in Aug. 31 drawing
Are you $50,062 richer this morning? Check your Bonus Match 5 tickets to see if you are our lucky winner! The Maryland Lottery is looking for the player holding a top-prize winning ticket from the Tuesday, Aug. 31 drawing.
Main Street Beer and Wine in Gaithersburg sold the winning ticket, which matches the five numbers of 1, 2, 3, 21 and 26; the Bonus Ball was 10. The multi-line ticket matched the five winning numbers and won a $50,000 top prize on one of its lines and added $62 in additional prizes on its other lines. This is our 34th top-prize-winning Bonus Match 5 ticket of 2021.
Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. Winners have 182 days after the date of the drawing to claim their prize.
Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click here to schedule an appointment. Winners can also drop off a winning ticket along with a completed claim form and copies of their photo ID and proof of Social Security/Tax ID number in the Lottery drop box in the Montgomery Park Business Center lobby.
Main Street Beer and Wine located at 300 Main Street in Montgomery County also has reason to celebrate! The Lottery will give the store a bonus of $500 for selling a top-prize winning ticket in the game.
Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from one 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!