Annals of the Weird: Player and Clerk From Same Store Each Win $100,000


John Wilson is a regular customer at Nelson’s Feed in Dinwiddie County. Virginia.

In fact, he’s there so often, playing his Cash 5 numbers, that store manager James Van Cleef decided to play the game along with him.

I’m going to start playing those numbers with you, because I know them by heart, Van Cleef told his customer.

On July 28, those numbers, 5-24-26-30-33, were drawn. Since both men had winning tickets, they each won $100,000!

I feel happy now happiest day of my life! Mr. Wilson told Virginia Lottery officials as he claimed his prize.

Nelson’s Feed, which is located in Ford, is no stranger to big Virginia Lottery wins. Just a few weeks earlier, Sylvia Rolfe took the $1 million top prize in the Virginia’s Million Dollar Cash Bonanza Scratcher game with a ticket she bought there.

I think it’s going to put our store on the map, said Van Cleef.


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