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Maryland Lottery: Lucky Player Lands $50,000 Bonus Ticket

Top-prize ticket sold in Bethesda, Maryland in December 15 drawing

(STL.News) Congratulations to the lucky Bonus Match 5 player who just captured the daily game’s 30th top-prize-winning ticket of this year.  You are $50,000 richer!  The ticket was sold at Westlake Wine & Beer in Bethesda, Maryland in the December 15 drawing.

If you shopped there, check your tickets to see if you need to plan a trip to Maryland Lottery headquarters to claim your prize.  The lucky ticket matches the five winning numbers of 3, 6, 27, 34 and 37; the Bonus Ball was 7.

Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes.  However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.

The $50,000 winner can claim the prize by mail or in person by appointment at the Lottery headquarters’ Customer Resource Center located at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.  Winners of smaller prizes can claim them by mail, at Lottery retailers or by appointment at Lottery headquarters.  Get details on how to claim by mail here, how to schedule an appointment here and how to cash prizes of up to $5,000 at Lottery retailers here.

The Montgomery County retailer also has reason to celebrate. Westlake Wine & Beer, located at 10442 Autopark Avenue Bethesda will receive a bonus of $500 from the Lottery for selling a top-prize Bonus Match 5 ticket.

This is the third top-prize win in Bonus Match 5 this month.  Tickets sold at Zip In Mart in Oxon Hill for the Dec. 3 drawing and at Erdman BP in Baltimore for the Dec. 6 drawing were both $50,000 winners.

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SOURCE: StateLottery.News