Four Hampton Roads residents win big in Virginia Lottery game

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jul 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-04 16:07:57-04

Four people from the greater Hampton Roads claimed $100,000 prizes from the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game on June 28th, including a brother and sister, the Virginia Lottery announced Wednesday.

Nascar driver Edward Gibbs from Seaford previously won $100,000 in the Cash 5 game in 2012. He came up a winner again after purchasing a ticket at Happy Shopper in Yorktown and matching all 5 numbers in the June 28th drawing. He said he plans to save some winnings and also use the money to pay bills.

Gibbs’ sister, Ronda Gibbs, a high school math and science teacher, also purchased a ticket for the June 28th drawing. She purchased her ticket at Wilco Food Mart at 197 South Rosemont Road in Virginia Beach.

Gibbs chose the same numbers as her brother, 3-6-9-12-15, which she says were chosen at random. Those random numbers got her a $100,000 payout.

A Suffolk man, John Washington, also matched all five numbers. He bought his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 5827 East Virginia Beach Boulevard in Norfolk.

A Norfolk woman, Wilhemina Sanderlin-Crumity, also claimed her $100,000 prize after choosing the winning numbers. She bought her winning ticket at Tinee Giant, 600 Thole Street in Norfolk and says she chose the numbers by using a combination of family birthdays.

The Virginia Lottery say the June 28th drawing produced an unusually large number of winning tickets.

Twelve people chose all 5 numbers correctly to win $100,000 each. An additional seven tickets each won $50,000 and 15 tickets won $25,000. The total payout in that one drawing was more than $1.9 million.