When Eugene Johnson of Chesapeake, Virginia, played the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game on April 8, he bought 58 plays, each with the same four-digit combination.
When that combination, 1-2-2-5, was drawn, all 58 of those tickets became winners. The prize for each winning ticket was $5,000, for a total of $290,000.
And that’s not all This isn’t the first time he’s won several times in the same Pick 4 drawing.
Back in October 2011, he won $125,000 with 25 plays in the same drawing.
Johnson, who works as a bail bond agent, said he was in disbelief and kept checking his tickets for an hour before going to the Lottery office to claim his prize.
He said he plans to pay bills and help family members with his winnings.