Virginia gentleman purchases 40 identical lottery tickets, wins $200,000 in Decide 4 sport

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

By Kate Northrop

PETERSBURG, Va. — The odds of profitable the top rated prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 activity are 1 in 10,000, and a Virginia gentleman who acquired 40 equivalent tickets for a person drawing just realized he was likely to defeat all those odds.

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

“I realized it was likely to occur,” Raines advised the Lottery. “I just failed to know when.”

Beating the odds of 1 in 10,000 by matching all drawn figures in exact order in Pick 4 will net a best prize of $5,000. With a participate in costing $1 each individual, Raines’ $40 financial investment in that a single certain drawing compensated off handsomely.

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

The winner, who performs as a dump truck operator, acquired each individual ticket at Very little Food items Industry on Halifax Avenue in Petersburg. He mentioned that he selected the four figures, 1-2-2-, to commemorate the day his mom passed away.

“It is really like she was looking out for me,” he stated.

Gamers who want to test their luck at Pick 4 can purchase a perform for $1. Drawings get position two times a day at 1:59 pm and 11:00 pm EST.

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