If you bought a Bonus Match 5 ticket while you were doing your grocery shopping in Hunt Valley over the weekend, your week may be off to an excellent start. The Maryland Lottery is looking for a $50,000 top-prize winner in the July 8 drawing.
The Wegman’s Food store at 122 Shawan Road in Hunt Valley sold the lucky ticket, which matches the five numbers of 5, 13, 20, 24 and 31; the Bonus Ball was 30. Maryland Lottery officials urge the winner to sign the back of the ticket and put it in a safe place. The winner 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. The Baltimore County store earns a bonus of $500 from the Lottery for selling the lucky ticket.
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!