Formula 1 racing fan claims he won $ 50,000 Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in Nottingham, will use funds to see the sport in person

NOTTINGHAM, MD — The Man Who Bought $ 50,000 Gain Match 5 Bonus ticket to Nottingham showed up to claim his prize.

A Baltimore retiree has domestic and international travel on his mind after his big win.

Formula 1 racing fan, the retired teaching assistant and substitute teacher at Baltimore city public schools plans to pack his bags for racing destinations – if COVID-19 restrictions allow. He wants to see his favorite sport in person and dreams of a trip to Dubai next year to watch a race.

The father of two decided to try his luck at a recent grocery store at BJ’s Wholesale Club in Nottingham. The 67-year-old bought two quick-choice tickets for December 16 Match 5 Bonus drawing and continued on his way.

The next morning he pulled up to a Shell gas station on Belair Road as per his routine.

“I check the tickets in the morning at the gas station,” he said. The loyal player couldn’t hide his happiness at seeing the $ 50,000 prize. “I celebrated with the people at the gas station and then got out of there quickly!”

The grandfather of one of them shared the news of his good fortune with family members and friends. The BJ’s Wholesale Club is also celebrating its luck. The store at 4201 Wholesale Club Drive received a $ 500 bonus from the Maryland Lottery for selling one of the best prices Match 5 Bonus ticket in the game.

In 2021, Maryland retailers sold 41 Match 5 Bonus most awarded tickets.

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