What would you say if after years of playing, you at last got a big lottery win. Well, when a woman from Baltimore in Maryland, USA, won a $50,000 Bonus Match 5 prize in the draw held on October 9, the first thought that came into her head was “Finally!”
The lucky Bonus Match 5 winner has asked to remain anonymous, just like the recent $2.35m Multi-Match winner, also from Maryland. As is often the case in this state, the anonymous winner has been given a nickname, so the Bonus Match 5 player has been called ‘Faithful Player.’ A $50,000 Powerball winner became known as ‘Keep on Truckin.’
‘Faithful Player’ admitted that she’s been buying tickets for the daily Bonus Match 5 draw for years, despite being aware of the high odds of her winning the top prize. They aren’t quite as high as the odds of winning this Tuesday’s $1.6bn Mega Millions jackpot. Whatever the odds are, one thing is certain and that is someone will win in the end.
The Bonus Match 5 winner is a retired federal employee and used her own selection of lucky numbers, that finally lived up to their name. She’s been using them for more than a decade and the 67-year-old instantly recognized them when they were drawn out. A woman in South Carolina won $2m playing Powerball after using the same numbers for seven years. In Ireland, a family used birthdays as numbers to win a €2,951,364 Irish Lotto jackpot.
“There they were,” she told Lottery officials when claiming her $50,000 Bonus Match 5 winnings. “Just as I’d been waiting for them.”
After discovering her Bonus Match 5 win, ‘Faithful Player’ went to bed but soon realized that it was going to be a restless night. “I was very happy, but also very tired,” she said. “Sleep, though, just would not come. I had too many things running through my mind.”
The Bonus Match 5 winner already has several plans for her winnings. Among them are buying a new car which is just what Michael McNair from North Carolina did after he landed a $2m Powerball prize. Other plans include completing home repair projects and paying off her bills.
Her lucky Bonus Match 5 ticket was purchased from E-Z Convenience at 8104 Loch Raven Boulevard in Towson. The winning numbers in the October 9 draw were: 05-06-25-28-36 and the Bonus 10.
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