Howard County Grocery Sells Top-Prize Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Lucky ticket sold in Aug. 24 drawing

The lazy dog days of summer produced a heart-racing $50,000 surprise for a lucky Bonus Match 5 player in the Monday, Aug. 24 drawing. A top prize in the game awaits the person who bought a winning ticket at Giant #143 in Ellicott City.

Check your  tickets! The Maryland Lottery is looking for you if your ticket matches the five numbers of 17, 25, 29, 37 and 39; the Bonus Ball was 19. This is our 45th winning Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in 2020.

Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.

The winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery Customer Resource Center. Get details on how to claim by mail here or schedule an appointment here.

Giant #143, located at 4715 Dorsey Hall Road in Howard County, also has reason to celebrate! The Lottery will give the store a bonus of $500 for selling a top-prize ticket in the game.

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!