Lucky win comes after years of playing Lottery games
A Montgomery County resident who dreamed about purchasing a winning Bonus Match 5 ticket decided, upon awakening, to buy tickets for the next few days of drawings. On the fourth day, she won the game’s top prize of $50,000, which was a major boost from the amount won during her nighttime slumbers.
“In my dream, I only won $400,” she said, laughing.
The big winner was sitting at home when she discovered her brush with Lottery luck in the July 23 drawing. She checked for a win using the Lottery mobile app on her phone. The Silver Spring woman loves to play Bonus Match 5, explaining that she appreciates the rules and the structure of the game.
“The rewards of this game are very fair. I think the payout of this game is better compared to most games.” The childcare worker plans to use her prize to purchase a car.
The 52-year-old said she thought Lottery luck had passed her by until this spring. She won a $10,000 scratch-off prize in May and her $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize in July. She encourages everyone to keep playing responsibility.
“I thought I was unlucky, but I never gave up,” she said. “I kept playing until it was my time to win.”
The lucky lady bought her $6 ticket in Montgomery County at Safeway #4817 located at 116 University Boulevard. The Silver Spring retailer will receive a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize winning ticket in the game. This year, Maryland retailers have sold 26 $50,000 top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 tickets.