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What is Bonus Match 5?
Bonus Match 5 is an exciting numbers game presented by the Maryland Lottery.  Every evening, the Lottery will select five winning numbers ranging from 1 to 39.  A Bonus Ball will then be drawn from the remaining 34 numbers.  The Bonus Ball provides you with extra chances to win.
How to Play:
Pick up a Bonus Match 5 playslip at any Lottery Retailer.  Each playslip has 9 game boards, lettered A through I.  You may play one board for $1, 3 boards for $2, 4 boards for $3, 6 boards for $4, 7 boards for $5, or 9 boards for $6.

You must select 5 numbers on each board you want to play.  Make a heavy vertical mark through each number you choose.  Use pencil or blue or black ink.  Red ink will not be accepted.  If you make a mistake, mark the "VOID" box at the bottom of that board, then use any remaining open boards to complete your selections.  Please do not attempt to erase errors.

If you want the terminal to randomly "Quick Pick" your numbers, mark the "QP" box at the bottom of each board you want to play.

You can play the same numbers for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 drawings in a row, including the next drawing, by marking the appropriate "NUMBER OF DRAWS" box.

You can play for one future drawing by marking the appropriate day in the "ADVANCE PLAY" column.  Only one drawing in the future may be played for each playslip marked for "ADVANCE PLAY."

How to Win:
You win Bonus Match 5 by matching 5, 4, or 3 of the original 5 winning numbers selected.   Or, if you match the Bonus Ball, you only need to match 4, 3, or 2 of your original numbers to win.  That's how easy it is to win!

The holder of a winning ticket may win only one prize per board in connection with the winning numbers drawn, but shall be entitled to the highest prize won.

The Maryland Lottery will award $50,000 for each game board matching 5 of 5 winning numbers, up to a maximum of 12 game boards. (Note: This does not include any game boards matching 4 of the 5 numbers plus the Bonus Ball.)  In the unlikely event more than 12 game boards are correctly match 5 of 5 winning numbers in a single drawing, each game board matching 5 or 5 winning number will receive an equal share of the $ 600,000 pool.

Prize Payout:
Number of Winning Numbers Selected by Player Match Bonus Ball Prize Award Probability of Winning Per $1 Ticket Probability of Winning Per $2 Ticket
5 ---- $50,000 1:575,757 1:191,919
4 Yes $600 1:115,151 1:38,384
4 No $400 1:3,489 1:1,163
3 Yes $30 1:1,745 1:582
3 No $15 1:109 1:36
2 Yes $2 1:109 1:36
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