A woman from Maryland who won $50,000 on the Bonus Match 5 lottery has revealed that she did so by using numbers she’d chosen in tribute to a late friend.
The lucky lottery winner told Maryland Lottery officials that her win was bittersweet, as her friend passed away a few years ago and she has ever since played a string of numbers which remind her of her friend. The lottery winner has used these numbers for two Bonus Match 5 drawings per week, every year since her friend passed. A Maryland man won $50,000 on the Bonus Match 5 game thanks to his favourite numbers, while a Keno player from Maryland won over $30,000 thanks to numbers found in a fortune cookie that her father bought for her.
The 70-year-old lottery winner goes by the nickname “Cooking Queen” thanks to her love of cooking up a storm, and she told lottery officials that she discovered her Bonus Match 5 win all thanks to a visit to a neighbour. The neighbour saw the results of the Bonus Match 5 drawing, and recognised the lucky numbers, alerting the “Cooking Queen” to her fortune. Another $50,000 Bonus Match 5 winner from Maryland said he was equally shocked when he realised his good fortune.
One she’d checked her ticket, the lucky Maryland woman assumed that she would receive a small prize for her good luck, but when she got home she realised that her Bonus Match 5 prize would actually be worth $50,000! Now, with the money in the bank, the Cooking Queen plans to save most of it and she will share a portion of it with friends and family to help them pay for education and auto costs. A Maryland lottery winner who took home $50,000 on a scratch card also planned to save his winnings and start up a new business, while a couple from Wales in the UK were planning early retirement and plenty of travelling with their recent Thunderball win.
The winning Bonus Match 5 ticket was purchased from Mall Spirits store on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore. As a reward for selling the winning ticket, the lottery retailer was awarded a bonus worth $500 from the Maryland Lottery.
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