DUMFRIES, VA (WEHT) For most people, it’s a pretty big deal to win the $5,000 top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game. For Kwame Cross, you can multiply that by 160.
The Dumfries man bought 160 tickets for the December 5 night drawing, all with the same four-digit combination: 7314.
“I saw an address in a TV show, in the background, and for some reason it stayed with me,” he told Lottery officials. “I just had a feeling.”
When those four digits were drawn as the winning numbers, each of those 160 tickets won the top prize, for a grand total of $800,000.
He discovered he had won as he waited in the drive-thru line at a fast food restaurant.
“I thought, ‘This can’t be real!’” he said. “I had to pull over and check like 82 times. It feels surreal!”
Cross, who owns a small business in Washington, DC, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.
(This story was originally published on December 16, 2020)
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