A Virginia man joked about winning the lottery. He then won over $200,000

As Newport News resident Charles Smith said goodbye to his wife before a trip, he joked, “I’ll call you if I win the lottery.” According to a news release from the Virginia Lottery.

A few days later, Smith won the $227,037 jackpot in the Virginia Lottery’s “Cash 5 with EZ Match” game.

“My wife still thinks I’m joking!” he told the state lottery after winning. According to the Virginia Lottery, his odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 749,398.

Smith chose his lucky numbers of 4-6-8-12-15 based on his family’s birthdays.

He said he doesn’t have any specific plans for winning the six-figure prize.

Source: www.cnn.com

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