Wife’s Birthday Gives Virginia Man $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Win

 Lucky ticket sold in July 6 drawing

A Bonus Match 5 player from Virginia got a new reason to visit Baltimore this week. The Alexandria man won the game’s $50,000 top prize in the July 6 drawing by playing a portion of his wife’s birthday on the 7-draw ticket.

The 84-year-old found his lucky ticket at Al’s Beer & Wine, which is located at 6224 Oxon Hill Road in Oxon Hill. His ticket matched the five winning numbers of 5, 18, 19, 35 and 36; the Bonus Ball was 11.

The retailer has reason to celebrate, too! The Lottery gave the Prince George’s County retailer a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize winner in the daily game.