Pick 4, Multi-Match, Mega Millions, Powerball, Bonus Match 5…the Maryland Lottery’s latest winner has tried his luck at all of those games. The avid Lottery player has been pretty lucky at them, too. His $50,000 Bonus Match 5 win is the third big windfall for the 55-year-old. His previous prizes include Pick 4 wins of $17,500 and $25,000.
“I took my kids to Disney World when I won the 17 grand,” said the happy winner. The Department of Defense employee selects his own numbers — family birthdays. He then plays one number up and one number down from those. It was on one of his one number up and down plays that he hit it big. He discovered his good fortune on Sunday morning. “It’s my Thursday and Sunday morning ritual to sit and check my numbers in the paper,” he said.
Alone at home at the time of revealing his matching numbers, the man began hollering. Married for 25 years, the father-of-two wishes to keep his newfound wealth quiet and said to Lottery Officials “You are the only ones that know.”
The Lottery fan intends to pay bills with his winnings as well as take a trip to Las Vegas. The winning ticket was purchased at 7-11, located at 1331 Chillium Rd. in Hyattsville.