Happy New Year, Happy Bonus Match 5 Player

Baltimore retailer sells $50,000 winner for New Year’s Day drawing

One lucky Bonus Match 5 player rang in 2018 in style after winning a $50,000 top prize in the Monday, Jan. 1 drawing.

The winning ticket was sold at Wilkens Liquors located at 4626 Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore. It matched the five winning numbers of 2, 5, 6, 13 and 29; the Bonus Ball was 12. Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The lucky player has 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

The retailer also has reason to celebrate. For selling a top-prize ticket in the game, Wilkens Liquors earns a bonus of $500 from the Lottery.

Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 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.