Just a week before Christmas, a big surprise was on the menu for a 59-year-old restaurant owner. On December 18th, the occasional Lottery player purchased a quick-pick Bonus Match 5 ticket. The next day, he scanned the ticket to discover that he was $50,000 richer. The married father-of-two then got a print out of the numbers. “I saw that I couldn’t cash the ticket and knew that I’d won $50,000, but I wanted to be sure,” said the man.
The lucky player expressed his delight at beginning the New Year on this winning note. He added that a vacation to Cozumel with his family for the holidays had delayed his trip to Lottery Headquarters to claim his prize.
The happy traveler plans to pay off bills with his windfall. The winning ticket was purchased at the Galleria Deli, located at 1419 York Rd. in Lutherville.