Lotto Fan Scoops USD 130,000 With Lucky Dip

A lotto winner has told how he pulled a USD 130,000 fortune using a lucky dip programme to choose his numbers for him.

Kenneth Henson from the town of Luray, Virginia State, USA, poses in undated photo. He won USD 130,000 (GBP 102,731) on the lottery. (Virginia Lottery/Newsflash)

Kenneth Henson – from the town of Luray, Virginia State, USA – had just finished his night shift when he checked his numbers in the Cash 5 drawing on 26th July on his way home.

Astonished Kenneth was overjoyed when he found he had managed to hit all five numbers with his ticker from a 7-Eleven store – against odds of nearly 800,000 to one.

He told Virginia lottery officials he plans to spend his USD 130,000 (GBP 102,731) jackpot on home improvements.

Virginia Lottery officials said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “Cash 5 with EZ Match features a rolling jackpot, starting at a minimum of USD 100,000 [GBP 78,907].

“The odds of matching all five numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 749,398.

“In addition, a player who spends an extra dollar for EZ Match receives five randomly generated numbers with a prize of up to USD 500 [GBP 394] associated with each number.

Image shows the -Eleven on East Main Street in the town of Luray, Virginia State, USA, where the lucky ticket was purchased, undated photo. Kenneth Henson won USD 130,000 (GBP 102,731) on the lottery. (Google Maps/Newsflash)

“If those numbers match any of the numbers on the ticket for the drawing, the player wins that prize – even before the drawing is held.

“All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. Mr. Henson lives in Page County, which received more than USD 3 million [GBP 2.3 million] in Lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year.

“In Fiscal Year 2023, the Lottery raised more than USD 867 million [GBP 684 million] for K-12 education, making up approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget.”

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