Two Louisa County residents won $100,000 each in June and July after playing Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game.

Irene Goins, of Gum Spring, found out she’d won at about 2 a.m. on July 8. 

“We went a little crazy!” she told lottery officials.  

The ticket won the top prize in the July 7 night drawing. Goins bought her ticket at the Gum Spring BP station on Cross County Road (Route 522).

Lawrence Jackson, of Mineral, won his prize after buying a ticket at Johnny’s Quik Stop on Pendleton Road (Route 522) on June 22. His ticket ended up matching all five numbers in the day drawing to win the game’s top prize.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he told lottery officials as he redeemed his winning ticket.

Jackson’s winning numbers were 2-18-20-26-29, while Goins’ were 1-18-25-26-32. Both used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to select the numbers on their tickets. 

Goins said she is splitting the prize with her daughter.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11 p.m. The odds of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256, according to the lottery.

Authorized by Virginia voters in a 1987 referendum, the Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.7 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. 

—Information provided by the Virginia Lottery 

 

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