Double the Tickets Brings Double the PrizeWednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Cecil County Man Wins $100,000 Playing Bonus Match 5
A Rising Sun man claimed not one, but two, Bonus Match 5 top prizes today resulting in a $100,000 windfall. In order to win that staggering amount, he had to buy two tickets with the exact same numbers…for the same drawing.
Today’s winner, a railroad inspector, has played these lucky Bonus Match 5 numbers almost every day for several years. He routinely plays them – a combination of family birthdays and anniversaries – twice, two tickets with the exact same numbers. When officials asked why, he simply held up his two $50,000 checks. “I’ve had pretty good luck with Bonus Match 5,” he said. “So I started getting two tickets so I’d get double the prize, $800 instead of $400, $60 instead of $30.” Luckily for him and his family, in this case the difference is $100,000 instead of $50,000.
The 54-year-old husband and father plans to get a new truck he’s been eyeing, help his daughter with bills and make some additions to their home. His lucky tickets were purchased from Triangle Liquors at 1616 Conowingo Rd. in Rising Sun.