Westminster Man Wins Bonus Match 5 $50,000 Top-Prize
Every Friday on his way home from work at the Pentagon, Joseph Conklin stops at House of Liquors to purchase his Bonus Match 5, Mega Millions, Multi-Match and Pick 4 tickets for the week. On Saturday night, the 54-year-old watched the Bonus Match 5 drawing with growing excitement as each of his numbers came up. “Come on 38,” Joseph shouted. His pleas paid off when the 38 popped up. “We just won $50,000,” he told his wife, Joyce. “I was in shock,” his wife of 37 years admitted. “I wish I’d had a camera to take a picture of her,” responded Joseph.
Joyce immediately called their youngest son Todd to tell him the good news. “Congratulations, we can get a bigger summer house this year,” Todd replied. The winning Bonus Match 5 numbers Joseph selected were 6, 9, 28, 32 and 38. “The 6 and 9 are my grandchildren’s ages and the other numbers are my three children’s ages,” Joseph explained.
The lucky winner said he would pay off a bunch of bills and he will put the rest of the winnings in the bank. “My wife had cancer surgery last year and we have a few bills so this will really help,” said Joseph.
The winning ticket was purchased at the House of Liquors in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center in Westminster