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A man playing the Virginia Lottery struck the jackpot by winning a $100,000 prize drawing with $5,000 tickets by buying twenty identical ones.
James Swimpson, hailing from Elizabeth City while speaking with Virginia Lottery officials that on visiting Love’s Travel Stop in Skippers, Va, said he bought 20 Pick 4 tickets bearing the number combination 1-4-4-1.
Going with his gut and history that the numbers were of the same combination years ago, which earned him a $5,000 jackpot.
Swimpson’s purchase for the November 2 drawing rewarded him $100,000 — or 20 $5,000 prizes.
On winning the amount, Swimpson said he would try to clear off his pending bills.