- A man in Virginia won a $100,000 prize playing the lottery back in 2002.
- Almost 20 years later, the same Virginia man claimed a $1 million prize.
- Read about more unusual lottery winners here.
What exactly is the key to winning big money prizes playing the lottery? Better yet, what is the key to winning MULTIPLE big money lottery prizes?
These are the questions we would like answered after seeing yet another person claim not one, but two large cash jackpots playing the lottery.
That person, Alvin Copeland of Suffolk, Virginia, not only won a $100,000 prize from a Cash 5 drawing back in 2002. He also just won a $1 million jackpot playing the Cash4Life game.
So Copeland somehow, over the course of two decades, managed to pick five correct numbers in two different drawings. How?
He didn’t say. He did, however, tell Virginia Lottery Officials, “I feel delicious right now!”
His winning numbers this time were 8-11-25-45-48, but he did miss out on the Cash Ball number, which was 2, or he could have won even more. He still ended up getting the choice of either $1,000 every week for the rest of his life or a one-time cash option of $1 million. Needless to say, he took the million bucks.
Copeland wasn’t the only wild lottery winner in Virginia
He bought 20 identical tickets for a recent Pick 4 drawing using the numbers 1-2-2-9. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.
Naturally, all 20 tickets ended up being $5,000 winners, giving him $100,000 in total winnings for the week.
“I don’t believe it!” Wells told Virginia Lottery officials.
Neither can we, Ramsey. Neither can we.