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Virginia gentleman buys 40 equivalent lottery tickets, wins $200,000 in Select 4 sport

“I realized it was heading to come. I just failed to know when.”

By Kate Northrop

PETERSBURG, Va. — The odds of profitable the best prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 activity are 1 in 10,000, and a Virginia male who bought 40 equivalent tickets for a single drawing just knew he was heading to conquer individuals odds.

Michael Raines of Petersburg, Virginia, acquired 40 tickets, all with the exact same numbers, for the Pick 4 evening drawing on June 8 and ended up boosting a would-be $5,000 top prize to $200,000.

“I knew it was going to arrive,” Raines advised the Lottery. “I just failed to know when.”

Beating the odds of 1 in 10,000 by matching all drawn numbers in actual get in Pick 4 will web a best prize of $5,000. With a perform costing $1 every single, Raines’ $40 investment decision in that just one individual drawing compensated off handsomely.

“It truly is my time to glow!” Raines exclaimed when he claimed his prize.

The winner, who works as a dump truck operator, acquired each individual ticket at Minor Food stuff Industry on Halifax Street in Petersburg. He reported that he chose the 4 figures, 1-2-2-, to commemorate the day his mom handed away.

“It is really like she was on the lookout out for me,” he claimed.

Gamers who want to try their luck at Pick 4 can purchase a play for $1. Drawings choose position twice a day at 1:59 pm and 11:00 pm EST.

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