The Katsoulis family celebrates their Bonus Match 5 win.
For about a year, Baltimore native Athanasios Katsoulis and his mother Angeliki have collaborated on Bonus Match 5. The duo had been choosing what they hoped would be the winning numbers, but last Tuesday they decided to try the game’s Quick Pick option. One of the random numbers printed on their ticket matched that night’s draw making them $50,000 richer.
Athanasios said he first discovered the win when he stopped at a convenience store on the way home from work. When he checked their Bonus Match 5 ticket, he knew something was different. He asked the clerk to give him a printout of the winning numbers. “I said ‘I think I won big’ and the clerk said ‘I’ve got goose bumps,’” said Athanasios.
The lucky twosome has exciting plans for their winnings. Angeliki says she intends to take a trip to visit family in Greece. Athanasios, and his fiancé Angelica, will be marrying in May and he plans to use his share for the upcoming nuptials and subsequent honeymoon.
The winning ticket was purchased at Speedy Mart, located at 7501 Harford Rd. in Baltimore.