Baltimore County man credits play strategy, random numbers for second big win
Any luck is good luck, but twice lucky is double the fun! Just ask a recent Maryland Lottery winner from Baltimore County. The lucky state worker won a $50,000 Bonus Match 5 top prize for the second time in just three years.
His new win happened last week, when all five numbers on his ticket matched the results of the May 2 drawing. Our winner plays Bonus Match 5, he said, because of its favorable odds and his happy memory of his previous big win in 2016. He often plays several random strings of numbers he thought up over time. The winning $6 ticket from last week featured nine sets of self-selected lucky numbers.
The 54-year-old discovered his win while at a Lottery retailer the day after the drawing. Shortly after he scanned the ticket, the scanner’s display lit up with a message congratulating him on a $50,000 win. He quickly looked over his shoulder to see if anyone noticed. Realizing his good fortune was still a secret, the winner quietly slipped the ticket into his pocket and continued scanning his remaining tickets.
Staying in the game is the secret to this lucky player’s success. “If I don’t play, I know I can’t win. But if I find that I’m not winning, I take a break, wait and try again later,” he explained.
What is clear is that the winnings have helped make his family comfortable. The loyal player spent his last prize on building a family home. This time, he plans to use his winnings to pay off bills and tackle some remodeling projects.
His second brush with Lottery luck occurred at Pimlico Check Cashing in Randallstown. For selling the top-prize ticket in the game, the Baltimore County retailer located at 3538 Brenbrook Drive earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery. This is the 21st top-prize winning Bonus Match 5 ticket of 2019.