Booker said he had played Powerball before, but hadn't had much luck until scoring a $100,000 prize in the Nov. 21 drawing.
"Your luck changed when you came to Virginia," Booker recalled his brother saying to him.
Booker said his winning ticket bore a set of random numbers he likes to use for lottery drawings. The winning numbers in the drawing were 1-6-40-51-67, with the Powerball number 2. Booker matched four numbers and the Powerball to earn his prize.
Booker did not reveal whether he had any immediate plans for his winnings.