Benjamin Shuler of Herndon, Va., bought 30 identical tickets for a Pick 4 lottery drawing and collected a $147,500 prize. Photo courtesy of the Virginia Lottery
Shuler said his cousin, who played the same set of numbers, called him after midnight to tell him their numbers had come up.
Shuler paid $1 for 29 of his tickets, earning $5,000 per ticket, and 50 cents for one ticket, earning $2,500. His total prize was $147,500.
The Virginia Lottery said 27 of the tickets were purchased from the High Up Food Mart in Sterling and the other three were bought from the 7-Eleven store at Towncenter Plaza in Sterling.