While Shopping for Birthday Present Woman Unwraps $50,000 Prize

Shannon Smith - Bonus Match 5

Shannon Smith collects here $50,000 Bonus Match 5 grand prize.

Hagerstown resident nets Bonus Match 5 top-prize

Shannon Smith had no idea that shopping for a birthday present could be so lucrative. The 33-year-old accountant purchased a Bonus Match 5 ticket while looking for her brother’s birthday gift. Smith’s Bonus Match 5 ticket won the game’s $50,000 top prize.

The Hagerstown resident discovered the win after her brother’s birthday celebration and a big family meal later that evening. Most of her household was already asleep when they heard her scream. Initially her family thought there was an emergency.

“I didn’t know what was happening. I thought something was wrong,” her mother Deborah said. “It wasn’t until she rushed upstairs shouting that she had won $50,000 that we knew she was fine.”

Smith’s family was very happy for her new fortune. “This is the most we’ve seen her smile in a while,” said Deborah. “We thought the family excitement was over for the night and it just continued.”

Smith says she plans to use her winnings to take a trip, purchase some new furnishings and add to her investments. The winning ticket was purchased at AC&T on Dual Highway in Hagerstown.