Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery
A detail on a television show helped a Dumfries resident become a Virginia Lottery winner.
Kwame Cross won $800,000 earlier this month.
The big win followed his purchase of 160 tickets from Roselyn Sunoco, 1830 Fort Myer Drive in Arlington, according to a release from the Virginia Lottery. They each bore the numbers 7314, which were drawn on December 5.
“I saw an address in a TV show, in the background, and for some reason it stayed with me,” Cross told the Virginia Lottery. “I just had a feeling.”
Because the numbers of all tickets were chosen for the Pick 4’s top prize of $5,000, Cross won $800,000.
He learned the news when he was picking up fast food.
“I thought, ‘This can’t be real!’” Cross said. “I had to pull over and check like 82 times. It feels surreal!”
The Washington, D.C., small business owner doesn’t have any plans for his prize.
Drawings for the Pick 4 game take place at 1:59 p.m. and 11 p.m. each day. Players have a 1 in 10,000 possibility of choosing the four numbers.
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