Son will 'take care' of family after $50k lottery win

Monday February 28th 2011

A 21-year-old man who won $50,000 playing the Maryland Lottery last week, has said he will use the cash to look after his family. Timothy Kunze, was travelling home from work with his father, who suggested he pick up a Bonus Match 5 lottery ticket when they stopped to fill up the car at a gas station. It wasn’t until later that night that Mr Kunze’s father checked the lottery numbers and discovered they’d won the jackpot.

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Mr Kunze, who works as a car salesman, said: "I got the news and flipped out."

He had managed to match all five main numbers, guaranteeing himself the top prize. According to lottery officials, the discovery left his father in complete shock.

The youngster was initially unsure of what he would do with the unexpected windfall, but then told reporters he would be using the cash to make sure his family are looked after.

The lottery game, which costs $1 for one line of numbers, is drawn each night, seven days a week. Players either choose their own numbers or select the Quick Pick option and get a randomly assigned selection.

Written by Brett Levenson

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