A 55-year-old Anne Arundel County resident was simply speechless about her $50,045 Bonus Match 5 top prize from the Oct. 19 drawing.
Lady Luck gave the very private player a special birthday surprise, which she plans to keep secret from family and friends. The Glen Burnie resident briefly spoke with Lottery officials before quietly exiting Lottery headquarters to continue her day.
The big winner purchased her lucky Bonus Match 5 ticket on her birthday for that night’s drawing. She played three lines of her own numbers and let the terminal pick the fourth line of numbers. Her win came from the third line of her chosen numbers for a $50,000 prize and other matches on the first and second lines.
Bonus Match 5 is played seven days a week. Every evening, five winning numbers ranging from one to 39 are selected. A Bonus Ball is then drawn from the remaining 34 numbers. The Bonus Ball provides players with extra chances to win as it did for the Glen Burnie woman.
Also celebrating is the lucky Glen Burnie retailer that sold the winning Bonus Match 5 ticket. JP’s Liquor Fair located at 6736 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie earned a $500 bonus from the Lottery for its role in the birthday win.