Try as you might, you can’t seem to win one dang lottery, much less win two in one day. Sure, life isn’t fair — unless you’re the woman who happened to have two Powerball tickets with winning numbers on the same day. Share the wealth, lady!
The Virginia Lottery says the woman, who happens to be named after the state she lives in, had her numbers ready to go when she picked up her two tickets weeks ago.
“I picked numbers based on my parents’ anniversary and their ages at that time, divided by the year they were married,” she said. “I just love the jackpot games and I play when I can afford it.”
It paid off when the numbers were drawn earlier this month. Virginia said she was visiting her mother in the hospital when she saw the numbers scroll across the TV with the news that there were two $1 million winners.
“I looked at my mom and said ‘Wouldn’t it be funny if it was us?’ ” Funny — and crazily enough, true. She knew when she stopped at the store that the clerk wouldn’t be able to pay out the amount she’d won, as stores can only hand over $600 at a time.
“I must be dreaming,” she said. “I look forward to helping to take care of my parents and paying some bills.”
That’s a dream we’d like to have.
Two $1 million Powerball tickets — Berryville woman has them both! [Virginia Lottery]