LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Jemaul McLeod bought his lottery tickets at the S N J Food Mart located off Leesville Road. He used the four-digit combination 8-8-8-8 on the Pick 4 game in hopes of winning the top $5,000 prize.

“If I win, I’m going to win big,” said McLeod to Lottery officials.

McLeod ended up buying 45 plays with the same combination. He told the lottery officials he often buys multiple tickets with the same numbers in a single drawing.

As the combination read all eights, McLeod’s total winnings ended up at $225,000. He said he intends to use the money from his winnings to take care of his family.