When you buy 4 lottery tickets with the same numbers for 1 drawing... and win!

When you buy 4 lottery tickets with the same numbers for 1 drawing… and win!

(As originally published, Thu, November 2nd 2023, 4:40 PM EDT)

RICHMOND, Va. (TND) — Some might say there’s not much special about the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 5 game. It’s played twice a day, every day. But Maurice Lawson would probably disagree.

Lawson bought four tickets for the October 17th daytime drawing, each of the same five-digit combination: 4-3-4-4-4.

And wouldn’t you know, those turned out to be the winning numbers!

But this is where his story becomes more interesting.

When you buy 4 lottery tickets with the same numbers for 1 drawing... and win!
Maurice Lawson wagered “exact order” on two tickets, “any order” on the third, and 50/50 on the last, to win $140,000, Oct. 18, 2023. (Virginia Lottery)

The lottery reports, on two of his tickets, he wagered “exact order,” so each won the game’s $50,000 top prize.

On the third ticket, he chose “any order,” and won $10,000.

And on the last ticket, he played 50/50 to win $30,000.

That all adds up to $140,000 in winnings for what’s normally a Tuesday 1:59 p.m. drawing.

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