Maryland man wins second $50,000 lottery prize in four months

A Maryland man is celebrating a double dose of lottery luck after collecting his second $50,000 prize in four months.

The 67-year-old Ocean City man told Maryland Lottery officials the Bonus Match 5 ticket he bought for Monday’s drawing from Oceans Market in Ocean City bore two lines of numbers, one he picked himself and one quick pick.

“I’ve been playing these numbers for years,” the player said, adding that he was surprised to find it was the quick pick line that earned him a $50,000 prize.

“It was my time to hit,” he said.

The man previously collected a $50,000 Pick 5 prize in March.

The player said his previous winnings went toward his retirement fund and helping his adult children. He said his latest winnings will go toward paying bills.