Retired Longshoreman Ready to Unload $50,000 Pick 5 Prize

“Bubba” of Windsor Mill and his daughter celebrate his Lottery luck.

Windsor Mill grandfather has multiple plans for winnings

A loyal Maryland Lottery player from Baltimore County who favors the Pick 3/4/5 games said that he wins small prizes fairly often by following his intuition. The anonymous player, who is calling himself “Bubba” to tell the story of his big win, said he was inspired to play 90990 for the June 11 Pick 5 evening drawing and won $50,000.

“The numbers came straight to me,” he said while relaxing with his daughter in the Winner’s Circle at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. “This is the biggest prize I’ve ever had.”

“Bubba” and his wife play Lottery games together. The father of 10 and grandfather of 12 enjoys his Lottery hobby, having retired as a Baltimore longshoreman and Domino Sugar refinery employee. He visited Ingleside Food Mart in Catonsville to pick up the $1 straight bet ticket for the June 11 drawing and was home when the win occurred.

His wife was looking at the tickets, checking for a win from the evening drawings, when she realized Lottery luck had come to call. They have won twice playing a boxed Pick 5 ticket, the daughter said, but winning with a $1 straight bet was a new experience.

“I was really surprised,” said “Bubba.” The 76-year-old plans to split the prize with “Mrs. Bubba” and use the funds for home improvements, gifts for the grandchildren and to buy a different vehicle.

Also enjoying “Bubba’s” lucky experience is his Baltimore County Lottery retailer. Ingleside Food Mart located at 1022 Ingleside Avenue in Catonsville will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a $50,000-winning ticket in the game.