Winner Dances with Delight Over $50,000 Bonus Match 5 Prize

Prince George’s County woman wins in June 3 drawing

Winners often rush to Maryland Lottery headquarters immediately after a big win to claim their prize and sometimes arrive the same day. Rarely do they wait five months like a Prince George’s County retiree! She arrived at headquarters with the expiration clock ticking on a winning June 3 Bonus Match 5 ticket!

Winners have 182 days after a drawing to claim their prize and this lucky lady was weeks away from losing out on her $50,000 prize! She had placed the top-prize winner in a pile of tickets and games played months ago. “At first, I just felt like waiting to claim the ticket and then realized I was close to the ticket expiring,” she said. Luckily, the Landover Hills resident claimed her prize in time!

Way back in June when Lottery luck paid her a visit, the loyal player woke up with a “feeling” that she should get in her vehicle and drive. The 69-year-old had no specific destination in mind but recalls feeling as if she should drive and see the scenery. Along the way, the loyal Lottery player spotted a convenience store and decided to buy Lottery tickets. The lucky lady bought tickets for Bonus Match 5, Keno and a variety of other games at R&J Liquor in Dunkirk.

“I love playing the Lottery, especially the number games like Pick 3 and Pick 4,” she said.

The player let the terminal quick-pick five of the six boards on her $4 Bonus Match 5 ticket and picked the numbers 6, 9, 11, 13 and 23 for one board. Later, when she scanned the tickets after the drawing, the happy woman realized she’d won the game’s $50,000 top prize with her lucky numbers! She couldn’t hold in her excitement and recalls jumping up and down and dancing with joy!

This is the second big prize for this player, who won $15,000 in the 1990s. She plans to pay off bills with the winnings and treat herself with some of the money.

Also a winner was R&J Liquor located at 2797 West Chesapeake Beach Road. The Calvert County Lottery retailer earned a $500 bonus for selling the top-prize ticket in the game.