Newport News Man Jokes About Winning the Lottery, and Then It Happened

via Virginia Lottery

A Newport News man jokingly told his wife he would call her when he wins the lottery and then it happened!

Charles Smith’s wife was leaving for an out-of-state trip, and he said, “I’ll call you when I win the lottery.” She laughed and said, “Oh, right!”

A few days later, he called, and that’s exactly what he said. “Of course, she thought I was joking,” he told Virginia Lottery officials.

The Newport News man won $227,037 on the Cash 5 with EZ Match drawing with a ticket he bought online at The winning numbers were 4-6-8-12-15. He selected his numbers using family birthdays.

Smith said he has no immediate plans for his winnings except to pay bills. “My wife still thinks I’m joking!” he told Lottery officials.

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