Men buy 20 lottery tickets to turn $5,000 top prize into $100,000

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Nov. 17, 2017 at 12:24 PM
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Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A Virginia father and son turned a $5,000 top prize into $100,000 by purchasing 20 identical tickets for the same lottery drawing.

Robert Buckner of King George said he and his father bought 20 tickets for the Oct. 25 night drawing for the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game.

The Buckners chose identical numbers for all 20 tickets, 9-8-7-5, and each ticket won $5,000 when the winning numbers were announced -- earning the men a total $100,000.

"We've been playing these numbers for a long time," Buckner said. "It feels good!"

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