Man wins $50,015 birthday gift from the Maryland Lottery

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Sept. 12, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Maryland man said his $50,015 lottery jackpot came at the perfect time: the day before his birthday.

The 61-year-old Windsor Mill man said he has long been a fan of the Maryland Lottery's Bonus Match 5 game, and has won smaller prizes multiple times.

"I've won $400 and $600 here and there," he said. "I was waiting to hit the jackpot!"

The man said the jackpot he was awaiting came when he checked the results of the Aug. 30 drawing and discovered he matched the numbers.

He said the win came only one day before his birthday, but he plans to celebrate by giving the money as a gift to his wife.

"I told my wife, 'God gave me a gift,'" he said, "and I know what I am going to do with this gift."

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