BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Two Bedford County brothers have been playing the lottery together for years, but last month, it paid off in a huge way when they won more than $387,000 through Cash 5 with EZ Match.
According to the Virginia Lottery, Harry and Duane Rozell matched all five winning numbers in the Cash 5 with EZ Match drawing on Oct. 23 — which were 6-18-20-22-24 — and split the $387,450 jackpot equally.
“We couldn’t believe it!” Harry said as they claimed their prize.
Lottery officials say Harry, a landscaper, bought the ticket at the White House Corner Store along Smith Mountain Parkway in Huddleston on his way to work. He reportedly used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select the numbers on the ticket.
The Virginia Lottery says Cash 5 with EZ Match features a rolling jackpot, starting at a minimum of $100,000. If nobody matches all five winning numbers, the jackpot increases for the next drawing.
In addition, any player who spends an extra dollar for EZ Match will reportedly receive five randomly generated numbers with a prize of up to $500 associated with each number. If those numbers match any of the numbers on the ticket for the drawing, the player will win that prize even before the drawing is held.
According to lottery officials, the odds of matching all five numbers to win the jackpot for Cash 5 with EZ Match are one in 749,398.
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