Second-time top-prize winner David Williams shows off his big check.
Wins $50,000 Playing Bonus Match 5 for Second Time
When David Williams of LaPlata visited Lottery headquarters last week, he knew exactly where to go and what to expect. The $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize he claimed last week was his second top prize win, making him not only a veteran player, but a veteran winner.
Williams, a federal employee, won his first $50,000 Bonus Match 5 top prize six years ago. In the interim, he’s won the game’s lower-tier prizes often. “I have several sets of numbers that I play. They’ve been very good to me over the years.”
Williams told Lottery officials that he’d bought tickets for the weekend and for some reason, woke up at 4 a.m. on Sunday. “I couldn’t get back to sleep so I checked the Bonus Match 5 results on the Lottery’s webpage. That’s when I started to recognize numbers.” He immediately ran out to his car in his pajamasto retrieve his tickets.
Sure enough, his memory had not misled him. Not only had he matched the five winning numbers on one line, but another line’s numbers added more than $1,000 to his total. “I was thrilled, of course, but not really surprised. As strange as it may sound, I expect to win.”
David plans to put his winnings into a “rainy day” fund. The winning ticket was purchased from the PG Check Cashing store at 6035 Marlboro Pike in Forestville.