Quick Purchase of Bonus Match 5 Quick Pick Pays Off for Timonium ManWednesday, July 27th, 2011
Wins $50,000 Top Prize
A trip to the grocery store for his wife turned into quite a windfall for a Timonium man. The 68-year-old was on his way out of the store when on a whim, he stopped and bought $5 worth of Bonus Match 5 tickets. “It was a last minute decision,” said the happy player.
The next morning, he was perusing the newspaper and checked the winning Lottery numbers. “I couldn’t believe my eyes,” he said. “I checked mdlottery.com to make sure. I was in a state-of-shock all day Saturday.”
This is the first big win for the retired hotel manager. “I’ve won a few dollars playing Keno before, but nothing like this. This is just sinking in,” he said with a smile.
Once he verified his numbers, the shocked winner put the ticket in a place for safe keeping until making his trip to Lottery Headquarters to claim his prize. He intends to share the good news with his family soon and will use part of his winnings to take his grandkids to Disney World and splurge on a special dinner. The winning ticket was purchased at Safeway at 1017 York Rd. in Towson.