Chesapeake, Va. – The top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game is $100,000. Cathy Do won that prize four times in the same drawing – and then some!
The Chesapeake woman bought four tickets with the same five numbers, 4-8-12-25-32. When those numbers were drawn in the March 27 Cash 5 night drawing, each of those four tickets won the top prize. She also bought some tickets with other numbers for that drawing, and they won an additional $505 for matching three and four numbers. Her total winnings for that one drawing came to $400,505.
“It’s like a daydream,” she told Virginia Lottery officials as she claimed her prize. “I was shocked. I can’t explain it.”
Do bought the winning tickets at Military Circle Shell, 500 North Military Highway in Norfolk.
She selected the numbers on her tickets using some of her favorite numbers.
She said the only plans she has for her winnings is to pay bills.
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.