A lucky man in Woodbridge, Virginia took home a Virginia Lottery jackpot of $100,000 eight times after purchasing eight identical lottery tickets, totalling a win of $800,000. This remarkable win occurred while playing the Cash 5 game on the 13th of April 2020. According to the man, Mr. Pierpoint, he played five numbers taken from family members birthdays: 1-5-7-15-23. The odds of winning the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 278,256. Congratulation!
The Virginia Lottery’s profits are used to support the state’s K-12 public educational system. In 2019, the profits generated about $650 million from a total lottery sale of more than $2.3 billion. Once the winnings, operational and retailer costs has been deducted, the profits (around 28% of total sales) are distributed to the public schools in Virginia. This contribution make up about 10% of the state’s public school budget. Since 1989, the Virginia Lottery’s proceeds have contributed with more than $12 billion in funding to different projects that have changed over time. In 1999 it was decided that the lottery’s proceeds should be used for the public school system. Read more about the Virginia Lottery here.