CHESAPEAKE, Va. – A Chesapeake man scored big when he won a total $700,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 lottery game.
Alphonso Griffin said he has a set of numbers he likes to play and those numbers paid off when he matched all five in the September 17 drawing.
Griffin bought seven tickets, each with the same five numbers. Since the top prize for a winning ticket in the Cash 5 game is $100,000, he won a total of $700,000.
Griffin bought all seven tickets at Speedway, located at 3601 Airline Boulevard in Portsmouth.
The winning numbers were 2-6-11-13-18.
Griffin said he expects to use his winnings to pay bills and help family members.
The odds of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.