One Win, Two Surprises for Virginia Man

Wins a $50,000 – Taxes Paid – Playing Bonus Match 5

There are times an occasion can reveal itself to be among the most memorable of a person’s life.  This is how a gleeful retired teacher from Virginia described his $50,000 Bonus Match 5 win this week.  The surprise he experienced that night was repeated as he claimed the ticket, when he learned news that made his big win even bigger.

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He checked the winning numbers hours after the drawing last Wednesday night.  “I had to look at them over and over,” he said with a chuckle.  “I just couldn’t believe that it was real.”  As excited as he was, he kept his late-night joy to himself.  “I wanted desperately to tell my wife – but I knew she wouldn’t be able to go back to sleep.”

Today’s winner got another shock when told that, thanks to a special promotion, the taxes on his win would be paid by the Lottery.  Paying several bills and taking his wife away for a long weekend are in his immediate plans.  The Virginian found his Maryland luck at Talbert’s Ice on 5234 River Road, in Bethesda.