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Group of seven friends win record $1.01 million Virginia Cash 5 jackpot

Jan 26, 2022, 12:37 pm

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Lottery pool takes home "magnificent" record-setting prize

By Kate Northrop

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A group of friends dubbed the "Magnificent Seven" have claimed the Virginia Lottery's largest Cash 5 jackpot to-date of $1,008,842.

The Cash 5 with EZ Match game has a rolling jackpot that increases each drawing there is no winner. Last week, one ticket won the jackpot, which was the biggest in the game's history. Yesterday, the Lottery announced that the massive haul was claimed by a group of seven lucky players.

"It feels incredible," Ryan Nguyen of Chesapeake exclaimed alongside his pals at the Lottery's customer service center in Hampton.

The Hamton Roads-area players said they often pool their money to play Cash 5 and that one of their tickets had matched all five winning numbers in the Jan. 20 drawing, which were 5, 14, 24, 27, and 41.

After the drawing took place at 11:00 pm, the group buzzed with excitement as they quickly realized they had hit the jackpot.

"There was no sleeping last night!" Nguyen told the Lottery.

The other winners in the group include Duc Nguyen, Doan Tran, Tien Ho, Trinh Tran, Hong Ho, and Thi Nguyen.

One of the group members bought the Quick Pick ticket at the Food Lion grocery store in the Great Neck Village Shopping Center on North Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach. For selling the winning ticket, the retailer received a $10,000 bonus commission.

It's the first time the jackpot hit the $1 million mark since the game's release in October 2020, and it's the largest prize ever recorded in the game.

The jackpot was last won on December 12 with a ticket purchased at Lakeside Corner Market in Richmond, winning a $279,963 prize, after which it reset to its starting point of $100,000 and began its record roll.

According to the Lottery, Cash 5 sales generated about $1.6 million in profits for K-12 education in Virginia since then.

The $1,008,842 jackpot had beat the previous record of $894,591, which was won by a couple who bought the winning ticket at the Wal Mart in Waynesboro, a press release states.

Cash 5 drawings take place every day at 11:00 pm EST at $1 a play. The odds of matching all five numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 749,398, and the jackpot for tonight's drawing currently stands at $115,000.

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Gallatin Tennesee
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I have often wondered what would happen if the person who is tasked with buying the tickets for the group, decided to purchase a couple of tickets for himself, outside the group tickets? What if his personal ticket actually won the jackpot? Would he be a loyal member and say "all for one, and one for all". Or would he quit his job and leave town as a millionaire? Maybe it just depends on the amount of money you win??? Congrats to 7 lucky winners!!

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    So...There were 3 Nguyens, 2 Tran's and a couple of Ho's that won. Disapprove......Interesting

    Congrats folks !!!

    Integrity: There is no substitute.

    "If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals . . . recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."

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      So...There were 3 Nguyens, 2 Tran's and a couple of Ho's that won. Disapprove......Interesting

      Congrats folks !!!

      What's so interesting about thatWhat? Is there a problem?

      Congrats to them!

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        The Magnificent 7. 
        Cheers

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          I have often wondered what would happen if the person who is tasked with buying the tickets for the group, decided to purchase a couple of tickets for himself, outside the group tickets? What if his personal ticket actually won the jackpot? Would he be a loyal member and say "all for one, and one for all". Or would he quit his job and leave town as a millionaire? Maybe it just depends on the amount of money you win??? Congrats to 7 lucky winners!!

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          That scenario has happened before. That's why it's important to keep very good records, have a very detailed operating agreement and make everyone sign it if you're part of a lottery pool. Better yet, don't play in a pool in the first place and then you will never have that kind of trouble.

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            Party Congrats to the Winners! Party

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              Good story...Great win!!!

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                Great job to the seven. 👍 

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                  Simpsonville
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                  I have often wondered what would happen if the person who is tasked with buying the tickets for the group, decided to purchase a couple of tickets for himself, outside the group tickets? What if his personal ticket actually won the jackpot? Would he be a loyal member and say "all for one, and one for all". Or would he quit his job and leave town as a millionaire? Maybe it just depends on the amount of money you win??? Congrats to 7 lucky winners!!

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                  ICR if it was New York or New Jersey (Todd would know) that something like this happened and went to court.  Can't scratch the brain cells hard enough to remember the outcome.

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                    Simpsonville
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                    Great news to this group on their win.

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                      ICR if it was New York or New Jersey (Todd would know) that something like this happened and went to court.  Can't scratch the brain cells hard enough to remember the outcome.

                      Sometimes these things work out even better than expected: https://preview.lotterypost.com/news/258982

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                        Simpsonville
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                        Sometimes these things work out even better than expected: https://preview.lotterypost.com/news/258982

                        Thank you Todd.

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                          I have often wondered what would happen if the person who is tasked with buying the tickets for the group, decided to purchase a couple of tickets for himself, outside the group tickets? What if his personal ticket actually won the jackpot? Would he be a loyal member and say "all for one, and one for all". Or would he quit his job and leave town as a millionaire? Maybe it just depends on the amount of money you win??? Congrats to 7 lucky winners!!

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                          I ran a lottery pool at a previous workplace and there was no chance of that happening. When I bought the tickets, I gave copies of them to every member of the pool so they would know exactly what tickets belonged to the pool. With copies of the tickets in hand, the members could check the drawings themselves to see if we won.

                          One other thing I did was when I bought my personal tickets, I bought them at different times and at different stores from where I bought the pool tickets, again reducing the chance of a dispute.

                          I also wish to congratulate the members and hope things go well for them.

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                            What's so interesting about thatWhat? Is there a problem?

                            Congrats to them!

                            Don't be gormless...Its interesting. End of story

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