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Waiter wins $285,316 using lotto numbers he heard years ago

Waiter wins $285,316 using lotto numbers he heard years ago
Vicente Mosquera won $285,316 playing the lottery. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery.

May 18 (UPI) -- Senior waiter Vicente Mosquera of Virginia Beach has won $285,316 using a combination of lottery numbers he heard years ago.

The 82-year-old Italian restaurant waiter, who is described as a hard worker, matched all five winning numbers playing Cash 5 with EZ match.

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Mosquera's winning numbers, which he said he got from an unidentified person years ago, included 19-23-30-33-38.

Mosquera told lottery officials that he loves his job and that's why he continues to do it. The lottery winner happily went back to work after collecting his money.

Recently, Benjamin Shuler of Herndon, Va., won $147,500 when he bought 30 identical tickets for a single lottery drawing.

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