Wedding Coordinator’s Magic Moment Brings $50,004 Lottery Prize

Glen Burnie woman wins Bonus Match 5 top prize on New Year’s Day

A Glen Burnie wedding coordinator was resting and recovering from surgery this week when her big Maryland Lottery magic moment happened. The lucky lady’s Bonus Match 5 numbers matched all of the winning numbers in the New Year’s Day drawing, giving her a $50,000 top prize plus $4 for two sets of two winning numbers.

Her day started calmly enough. The 64-year-old had bought a ticket for four drawings spanning Dec. 29-Jan. 1. Sinking into a recliner for a rest, she and her boyfriend began to check the $24 ticket purchased from Wilkens Liquors in Baltimore. The two $2 matches showed up at the top of the ticket while her big win appeared on line 7.

The smiling Anne Arundel County resident, who calmly claimed her prize, said her plans for the funds might include buying a new vehicle.

Her lucky retailer also wins. Wilkens Liquors located at 4626 Wilkens Avenue in Baltimore earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery for selling a top-prize ticket in the game. Congrats!