MIDDLE RIVER, MD—A Maryland Lottery player of Ukrainian heritage plans to send some of the $50,000 prize he claimed on March 4 to help people in his homeland.
The Middle River resident bought a Power 5s instant ticket at Baker’s Tavern, 2233 Old Eastern Avenue in Middle River, and scratched to reveal the numeral 5 next to 10 places showing $5,000 wins.
A regular player, the winner enjoys playing Keno and scratch-offs. He has won prizes in the past at the $300 to $500 level. His Power 5s win, he said, is his biggest to date. In addition to helping people in his homeland, the winner plans to settle a few bills.
The Baltimore County man found the third top prize in the $5 game, which went on sale November 15, 2021st. Five $50,000 top prizes are still awaiting discovery.
Also with reason to celebrate is his lucky Baltimore County retailer. The store receives a bonus of $500, equal to 1% of the prize, for selling a $50,000 top-prize winning scratch-off.
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