A $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize is certainly something to get excited about. A $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize with all state and federal states paid is something to get really excited about. That was the reaction of the 50-year-old Silver Spring man who arrived at Lottery headquarters to claim his taxes-paid prize. The happy winner who was accompanied by his girlfriend was overwhelmed by his newfound fortune.
The “bonus” win was a result of the Lottery’s current Bonus Match 5 Doubler promotion which runs through November 21st. During the promotion, not only will Bonus Match 5 winnings be doubled if the word DOUBLER appears on the winning ticket, but the Lottery will also pay the estimated state and federal taxes on all of the top-tier $50,000 and $100,000 prizes.
“On November 4th, I saw the new taxes-paid promotion and so I was tempted to play,” said the winner, who originally hails from Vietnam. He followed his instincts and purchased $6 worth of Bonus Match 5 tickets with Quick Pick numbers. The following day he went back into the store to purchase more tickets and also to check his ticket from the previous evening’s drawing. “All I remember is the cashier telling me to go to Lottery headquarters,” said the father-of-two. “I instantly knew that I hit big.”
The store cashier plans to use his winnings to pay on his mortgage and car. He also intends to give some money to his family. The winning ticket was purchased at Barnabas Liquors located at 4620 St. Barnabas Rd. in Temple Hills.