Jonathan Morris-Lowery of Glen Allen thought he imagined it when he saw he’d won $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery.
“I went back to sleep because I thought it was a dream,” he said. “I woke up the next morning and checked and it was still there!”
His sisters Chrystal Morris-Lowery of Henrico and Heather Dedie of Richmond didn’t believe it either.
“They thought I was lying. Then I showed them,” he said.
The three siblings play the lottery together and split the $100,000 prize for matching all five winning numbers in the March 18 Cash 5 night drawing. Those winning numbers were 4-10-16-24-29.
Jonathan bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven at 9085 Woodman Road in Richmond. He selected those numbers because they match up with their birthdays.
Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.
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