Virginia guy purchases 40 equivalent lottery tickets, wins $200,000 in Decide on 4 recreation

Virginia guy purchases 40 equivalent lottery tickets, wins $200,000 in Decide on 4 recreation

“I realized it was likely to come. I just didn’t know when.”

By Kate Northrop

PETERSBURG, Va. — The odds of profitable the best prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 recreation are 1 in 10,000, and a Virginia man who bought 40 equivalent tickets for one particular drawing just realized he was going to defeat those people odds.

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

“I knew it was going to appear,” Raines instructed the Lottery. “I just did not know when.”

Beating the odds of 1 in 10,000 by matching all drawn numbers in specific get in Pick 4 will internet a top rated prize of $5,000. With a perform costing $1 just about every, Raines’ $40 expenditure in that a person unique drawing paid out off handsomely.

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

The winner, who is effective as a dump truck operator, acquired just about every ticket at Small Foods Market place on Halifax Avenue in Petersburg. He said that he selected the 4 quantities, 1-2-2-, to commemorate the day his mother handed away.

“It can be like she was on the lookout out for me,” he mentioned.

Gamers who want to attempt their luck at Pick 4 can purchase a perform for $1. Drawings get place twice a day at 1:59 pm and 11:00 pm EST.

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