Montgomery County man’s Bonus Match 5 lucky numbers inspired by movie
A set of Lottery numbers inspired by a movie sent a Montgomery County man into the limelight to claim a $50,000 Bonus Match 5 top prize plus $800 won in the same drawing with a variation of the same numbers.
The 56-year-old played the lucky string of numbers consistently for at least a decade before enjoying his Hollywood-style ending at Maryland Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The Germantown resident bought his lucky $6 ticket at Walnut Hill Exxon in Gaithersburg for the Dec. 14 drawing.
“I saw the numbers in a movie, and the 3-9-13-25-32 I played on Bonus Match 5 was some variation of the numbers in the film,” said the winner.
The auto adjuster said his lucky numbers led to prizes several times during his years of hoping for a top-prize win. “I’ve matched three or four numbers several times, but never all five,” he said.
He discovered the win when he checked the winning numbers on his smartphone on the morning after the drawing. Unfortunately, his wife wasn’t home to share the excitement. “I’ll think of a clever way to tell her I won,” said the happy husband.
He plans to use his $50,800 winnings for home improvements and hopes his lucky numbers win one of the Lottery’s other jackpot games.
Also celebrating his success is his lucky Montgomery County retailer. Walnut Hill Exxon, which is located at 16425 South Frederick Road in Gaithersburg, will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize ticket in the Bonus Match 5 game.