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The Virginia lottery player who won $100,000 after buying 20 tickets with the same number He said something told him he had to.
Fekru Hirpo indicated to lottery officials, at the time of claiming the money, that usually he does not bet on so many tickets that contain the identical numbersbut something told him to do it.
The resident of the city of Alexandria bought the tickets at a Shell gas station in nearby Arlington.
Pick 4 Tickets Matched Series 2-5-2-7 of the corresponding draw on March 8.
The profit translated into the figure of $5,000 for each of the tickets. Each ticket Hirpo got cost him $1.
The odds of matching the winning combination in order in this draw is one in 10,000.
In the case of the Virginia Lottery, only winners of prizes exceeding $10 million can remain anonymous. In instances in which amounts less than that are obtained, the lottery reserves the right to disclose or not the name of the beneficiary. Given Hirpo’s unusual history, lottery officials determined to reveal the anecdote.
After reduction for state (5.75%) and federal (22%) taxes, the winner kept $72,250.
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