Three Retailers Sell $50,000 Winning Bonus Match 5 Tickets

The Maryland Lottery is looking for three lucky Bonus Match 5 winners from drawings that took place during the Thanksgiving holiday!

Winning tickets worth $50,000 were sold on Wednesday, Nov. 21 in Seat Pleasant, on Saturday, Nov. 24 in Upper Marlboro and on Sunday, Nov. 25 in Columbia.

Central Exxon at 6400 Central Avenue in Seat Pleasant sold the lucky ticket in the Nov. 21 drawing. The ticket matches the five numbers of 5, 10, 12, 23 and 26; the Bonus Ball was 2. Meadows Market & Restaurant at 9400 Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro sold the winning ticket in the Nov. 24 drawing. Those lucky numbers were 9, 20, 21, 27 and 38; the Bonus Ball was 1. On Nov. 25, Oakland Mills Liquors at 5888 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia sold the lucky ticket with the winning numbers: 19, 23, 29, 30 and 39; the Bonus Ball was 22.

Lottery officials urge the winners to sign the backs of their tickets and keep them in a safe place. The winners have 182 days to claim their prizes and must come in person to Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.

The retailers also have reason to celebrate! The Lottery will give the stores a bonus of $500 each for selling the top-prize ticket in the game.

Bonus Match 5 drawings take place seven days a week. Players select five numbers ranging from 1 to 39. The Bonus Ball drawn from the remaining 34 numbers provides extra chances to win. Your ticket is a winner if you match five, four or three of the original five winning numbers selected in the drawing. If you match the Bonus Ball number, you only need to match four, three or two of your original numbers to win!