Howard County Retailer Sells $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Ticket

Lucky ticket sold in Jan. 5 drawing

Who is $50,000 richer this morning? If you play Bonus Match 5, check your tickets to see if you have the top-prize winning ticket from the Sunday, Jan. 6 drawing.

Decanter Fine Wines in Columbia sold the lucky ticket, which matches the five winning numbers of 4, 9, 19, 28 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 player has 182 days to claim the prize and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore. This is our first winning Bonus Match 5 ticket of 2020.

Decanter Fine Wines, located at 6420 Freetown 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 one 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!