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Man wins $100,000 in one Pick 4 drawing

Virginia LotteryVirginia Lottery: Man wins $100,000 in one Pick 4 drawing
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"I just had a feeling about that particular number," said Douglas Holland of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

That particular number was 3851. He played that number 20 times in the December 3 Pick 4 night drawing and won. Since the top prize for each exact order wager in Pick 4 is $5,000, his total winnings for those 20 tickets came to $100,000.

He bought all of the tickets at Kroger, located at 240 Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville.

"It feels great," he told Virginia Lottery officials as he claimed his prize. "It will feel even better when I go to the bank."

Mr. Holland works as a mail carrier for the Postal Service. He said he intends to use his winnings to pay bills and maybe buy a new car.

Pick 4 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.

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Thanks to luvrh for the tip.

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Posted: December 17, 2009, 8:53 am - IP Logged

"I just had a feeling about that particular number," said Douglas Holland of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

That particular number was 3851. He played that number 20 times in the December 3 Pick 4 night drawing and won. Since the top prize for each exact order wager in Pick 4 is $5,000, his total winnings for those 20 tickets came to $100,000.

He bought all of the tickets at Kroger, located at 240 Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville.

"It feels great," he told Virginia Lottery officials as he claimed his prize. "It will feel even better when I go to the bank."

Mr. Holland works as a mail carrier for the Postal Service. He said he intends to use his winnings to pay bills and maybe buy a new car.

Pick 4 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.

News story photo(Click to display in gallery)

Thanks to luvrh for the tip.

Good job! Congratulations.

    savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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    Posted: December 17, 2009, 10:28 am - IP Logged

    wow thats some feeling

    when they say " you're more likely to die driving to the store to buy a lotto ticket than win " i can say not this little black duck.

    2014 winnings

    JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;

     

     

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      Posted: December 17, 2009, 10:41 am - IP Logged

      WTG Douglas, I just love the month of December, i have seen so many magical things happen, when

      people get ready for the HOLIDAYS. Like someone said " Thats some feelin,i'm so happy for Douglas and

      his family. A guy in NC won 500,000 on a scratch off, WOW, never know u might b next!Hyper

        maringoman's avatar - kobold
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        Posted: December 17, 2009, 11:00 am - IP Logged

        Now thats what I call a gamblers resolve. Picking some numbers and dying or

        winning with them even when it makes sense to spread out and increase the odds.

        I do the same thing for Mass Cash once in a while, buying 5 tickets with the same

         numbers hoping to hit the top prize of $1oo,ooo for a total of $5oo,ooo. So far I've

         been unlucky but the struggle continues. Douglas Holland just gave me the encouragement

        I needed. W00t!

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          Posted: December 17, 2009, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

          I'm so proud for him.

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            Posted: December 17, 2009, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

            Way to go--Congratulations to Mr. Holland; talk about positive motivationBanana  I  usually pLay every two weeks the CA Daily 4, 5 times on the following numbers: 0512, 1009, 1117 and 1126 hoping they will hit 5 times to win big, depending on the jackpot.  I want to tell the same story on LP very soon!!!Dance

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              Posted: December 17, 2009, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

              Very nice! Congrats to Mr, Holland on his win.

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

                emerald64's avatar - 8ball
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                Posted: December 17, 2009, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                u know ..i was just talkin about this kind of win last week when i was reading about some ppl hitting in the same manner  here in NY.. its unbelievable when u really think about it ..for someone to really have THAT strong of a HUNCH and put all this money down on it ...WOW !!  HEY anyone on here have any really strong hunches ????  lol  lets us know !    Hyper

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                  Posted: December 17, 2009, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                  u know ..i was just talkin about this kind of win last week when i was reading about some ppl hitting in the same manner  here in NY.. its unbelievable when u really think about it ..for someone to really have THAT strong of a HUNCH and put all this money down on it ...WOW !!  HEY anyone on here have any really strong hunches ????  lol  lets us know !    Hyper

                  I've had hunches before where I have played like that. Once I played $40.00 straight on a number. It ended coming out the following day I played it, but I did win. I had $2.00 on it. A wins a win, but it would have been really nice if it came out the day before.

                  I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                    Posted: December 17, 2009, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Congrats to Mr Holland!

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                      Posted: December 17, 2009, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                      He may need that winng if his superiors find that he probably purchased his tickets while "on the clock'...........I see mail delivery trucks at my local gas station all the time........and the person in the post office uniform is at the lottery machine. I wish he hadn't given his name.

                      Congratulations to him on his win........makes me remember the widow from Pontiac that played her late Husbands birthday and won 87K on her 4 digit pick............cool stuff!

                      might be a better bet than a $20 raffle ticket, huh?

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                        Posted: December 17, 2009, 5:43 pm - IP Logged

                        I need this kinda luck/feeling of course I have a set of Cash 5 numbers I wheeled and one time my numbers hit and i didn't have the money to play...that sucks when it happens.

                        This is a great story though, makes me look at Pick 4 more...I am currently focused on Cash 5 & Mega Millions when I have the money to play.

                         

                        YVW Todd :)

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                          Posted: December 17, 2009, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

                          I hit on that same V.A. drawing "straight" and won $2,700.  Then I put $20 on the Dec 9, 2009 night drawing playing " 8061".  To my amazement, the number hit, but was the wrong combination.  It came out as "6801".  Oh well, I will never give up until I'm standing where he's standing.

                          Kejana

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                            Posted: December 17, 2009, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                            I've played that number here in SC too many times to count....the closest I came was playing it for a week and for it to come out the next day I didn't play it.  Good for him!!!  I wish I had THAT much faith in a number to play it that many times.  5 times is the most I've played one number for a drawing.