The man said he knew his strategy had paid off when he checked the numbers the day after the Sept. 23 drawing and knew they matched the ticket he bought from Parks Drive-in Liquors in Deale.
"I looked at it, saw a few matching numbers and figured I had won $15," the winner recalled. "When I saw the rest of the numbers, I knew it had happened."
The ticket matched all five numbers, earning a $50,000 jackpot.
The man said he is making plans for his winnings.
"We have always had this running joke. I play my Lottery games and my wife always says if I win I can pay off her car," the winner said.
He said he is also considering getting a better fishing boat and a larger truck to tow it.