Man Takes Home $52,000 on 52nd Birthday
To hear David Williams talk about his big win, it wasn’t luck or even coincidence that brought him to Maryland Lottery headquarters to claim his $52,000 prize on his 52nd birthday. The key to Williams’ win? He credits his favorite Lottery “guru” Gail Howard for giving him the tools to play the game successfully.
The Charles County resident plays Bonus Match 5, his game of choice, regularly and will play Powerball or Mega Millions when the jackpot passes a certain threshold. Williams, a father of four daughters, who is about to celebrate his 27th wedding anniversary has special plans for his prize money: buy himself a birthday gift. He’s going to purchase a 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan L/T – a motorcycle he’s wanted for over 25 years. Williams already has a helmet and has been waiting for the opportunity to put it on and ride the bike of his dreams. “My father deserves this,” said his daughter, Shalonda Williams, who accompanied him to Lottery Headquarters. “He has three daughters in college and I’m happy he’s able to do something for himself.”
Bonus Match 5 is a numbers game with drawings seven evenings a week. The Lottery selects five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 39. A bonus ball will then be drawn from the remaining 34 numbers. The bonus ball provides players with extra chances to win.
The winning ticket was purchased at Dash In located at 601 Charles St. in La Plata.