Late for Wedding — Silver Spring Man Wins $50,000

Asad Chaudhary - Bonus Match 5

Asad Chaudhary from Silver Spring celebrates his $50,000 Bonus Match 5 win!

Takes home Bonus Match 5 top prize

Silver Spring resident Asad Chaudhary was already running late to his cousin’s wedding in Virginia when he decided to make a quick pit stop to get a Bonus Match 5 ticket. The dedicated player wasn’t going to chance missing that evening’s drawing. It’s a good thing he was a few minutes late, because the 36-year-old’s ticket turned out to be a $50,000 top-tier winner.

Asad was completely shocked when he checked his ticket the next day. “I called everyone,” he laughed.” I called my wife, my uncle, my parents – everyone! It was such great news to be able to share.”

This Lottery win came at a very good time for the lucky winner whose family has been celebrating some momentous occasions. In addition to his cousin’s wedding, Asad’s family recently welcomed a new nephew. “This has just been such a great week for the family,” said Asad.

Asad knows exactly what he’ll be doing with his winnings. “The first thing I’m going to do is buy health insurance for my wife,” he told Lottery officials. “Then I’m taking her on a shopping trip to Kohl’s. We can take whatever is left with us to Las Vegas!” The winning ticket was purchased at the Aspen Shell at 4101 Aspen Hill Road in Rockville.