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Va. man wins $200K after buying 40 lottery tickets with exact same winning numbers

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A Virginia man is $200,000 richer!

Michael Raines says he bought 40 tickets, all with the same four numbers, for the Pick 4 drawing on June 8.

“I knew it was going to come. I just didn’t know when," he said.

Lottery officials say when the four digits he selected were drawn that night, it turned all those tickets into top-prize winners.

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The top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game is $5,000. The Petersburg man collected total winnings of $200,000.

“It’s my time to shine!” he said.

The winning tickets were bought at Little Food Market, located at 908 Halifax Street in Petersburg.

Raines, who works as a dump truck operator, said he selected the four digits, 1-2-2-0, to commemorate the day his mother passed away.

“It’s like she was looking out for me,” he said.

Pick 4 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11 p.m. The top prize for a $1 play is $5,000. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.


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