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Navy Sailor stationed in Hampton Roads wins over $200K from Virginia Lottery

Posted at 3:48 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-08 16:37:05-04

A local Navy Sailor was a big winner in the Virginia Lottery!

Rhett Barker won $280,588 without ever leaving his couch playing the MONOPOLY Progressive Jackpots game.

“I just sat there and laughed for about five minutes!” he later told Lottery officials.

Rhett is stationed in Hampton Roads and is originally from Arkansas.

He told Lottery officials that his big win came just a few nights after he returned from a friend’s wedding in Las Vegas, where he had had some good luck at the Blackjack table.

MONOPOLY Progressive Jackpots is one of dozens of online instant games available at the Virginia Lottery’s website, The jackpot grows as more people play. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.68.

Rhett, who has been in the Navy four years, said he plans to invest much of his winnings.

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