Lottery Win Funding Baltimore Man’s Trips to Formula 1 Races

Bonus Match 5 player wins $50,000 in Dec. 16 drawing

A Baltimore retiree has national and international travel on his mind after winning a $50,000 top prize playing Bonus Match 5.

A fan of Formula 1 racing, the retired teaching assistant and substitute teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools plans to pack his suitcases for race destinations — if COVID-19 restrictions allow. He wants to see his favorite sport in person, and is dreaming of a trip to Dubai next year to watch a race.

The father of two decided to try his Lottery luck during a recent grocery shopping trip to BJ’s Wholesale Club #040 in Baltimore. The 67-year-old bought two quick-pick tickets for the Dec. 16 Bonus Match 5 drawing and went on his way.

The next morning, he stopped at a Shell gas station on Bel Air Road in keeping with his Lottery-playing routine. “I check tickets in the morning at the gas station,” he said. The loyal Lottery player couldn’t hide his happiness at seeing the $50,000 prize. “I celebrated with the people at the gas station and then I got out of there quickly!”

The grandfather of one has shared news of his good fortune with his family members and friends. Also celebrating its lucky store status is BJ’s Wholesale Club #040. The store located at 4201 Wholesale Club Drive in Baltimore County received a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize-winning Bonus Match 5 ticket in the game. In 2021, Maryland retailers have sold 41 Bonus Match 5 top-prize-winning tickets.