When a Fort Washington woman went to the store to buy seven Bonus Match 5 tickets, she didn’t realize that she had accidentally purchased two tickets with the same numbers. Actually, the 66-year-old did not realize her mistake until an hour after she discovered the first ticket was a winner. “It was a good accident,” she said.
The lucky woman said she plays Bonus Match 5 almost every day. Her winning numbers came from the ages of her seven children. Her daughter, who accompanied her to Lottery Headquarters, wasn’t surprised about the big win. “It’s her time,” she said. “She’s had a tough year.”
The retired daycare worker plans to share her winnings with her children and grandchildren. “That is my vacation – to be able to do something for someone who has been there for me,” she said.
The winning ticket was purchased at S&W Liquors located on 7072 Allentown Road in Temple Hills.