February 2, 2023

A Virginia man bought 20 identical tickets for the same lottery drawing and won 20 top prizes for a total jackpot of $100,000.

William Newell, of Alexandria, told Virginia Lottery officials he usually buys his lottery tickets at a nearby store, but he decided to try buying them online for the first time and purchased 20 identical tickets for the Oct. 23 daytime Pick 4 drawing.

Newell’s selected numbers, 5-4-1-1, matched the ones drawn by officials, earning him a $5,000 prize for each ticket — a total jackpot of $100,000.

“It feels good, no doubt about it,” Newell said.

The winner said he has not made plans for his prize money.