Wins $50,000 Taxes-Paid Prize
A happy Hyattsville man arrived at Lottery Headquarters yesterday with his best friends in tow and no idea how much money he had won. The 34-year-old discovered he was a Bonus Match 5 winner on Saturday. What he didn’t realize was that taxes were paid on his prize as a result of the Maryland Lottery’s Bonus Match 5 Doubler promotion. The promotion, which runs through September 4, 2011, doubles the prize on winning tickets which show the word “Doubler” and also pays the taxes on top prizes of $50,000 and $100,000.
The father-of-one seemed to take his good fortune in stride, telling Lottery officials with a shy smile, “I was excited, obviously. The taxes being paid was an extra bonus.” Aside from intending to take his friends to dinner, the winner has no particular plans for his windfall.
The winning ticket was purchased at 7-11 #18208, located at 645 E. Patapsco Ave. in Baltimore.