Tony Miles isn’t likely to forget the number combination 1929 any time soon. That’s the combination the South Boston man used to win $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game.
It happened when he matched the winning four-digit combination in the Aug. 22 night drawing. The top prize in the Pick 4 game is $5,000, but Miles didn’t have just one ticket in the drawing — he had 20 plays, all with the same four digits.
So, he collected the top prize 20 times for a total of $100,000.
He bought all 20 plays at Centerville Mart, located at 5005 Halifax Road in Halifax.
Miles, who works as a heavy equipment operator, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills.
Pick 4 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11 p.m. The top prize for a $1 play is $5,000. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are one in 10,000.
Authorized by Virginia voters in a successful 1987 referendum, the Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.7 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools.
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