Halethorpe Man Enjoys Taxes-Paid Bonus Match 5 Win

Claims $50,000 top prize from Oct. 22 drawing

Having a top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket is great in itself, but a 32-year-old Halethorpe man enjoyed a double win, thanks to a Maryland Lottery promotion. The Bonus Match 5 Doubler and Taxes Paid promotion running through Nov. 15 pays taxes on all winning tickets worth $50,000 or $100,000!

“I only started playing Bonus Match 5 about a year ago because of a similar promotion that was out then,” he said. “Even though I knew about the promotion, it’s still shocking that I got all the numbers correct.”

He selected his winning numbers in the Oct. 22 drawing at random while visiting his favorite retailer, the Airport Shell near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. “I have a routine,” he said. “I usually drop mom off to work in the morning and then I’ll grab a few Bonus Match 5 tickets afterward.”

The lucky winner said he plans to pay off bills with his prize and buy a few items for the upcoming holidays. For selling the top-prize ticket, the Airport Shell located at 1001 Aviation Boulevard will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery.