Luray man uses EZ Match to claim $130,000 in Cash 5 game

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~ Press release provided by Virginia Lottery

LURAY — It was early morning, and Kenneth Henson was on his way home after working the night shift. The Luray man took a moment to check the winning numbers in the previous night’s Cash 5 with EZ Match drawing. 

That’s when he discovered he’d won $130,000.

Mr. Henson matched all five numbers in the July 26 drawing with a ticket he bought at the 7-Eleven on East Main Street in Luray. The winning numbers were 8-11-16-26-37. He used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.

Cash 5 with EZ Match features a rolling jackpot, starting at a minimum of $100,000. The odds of matching all five numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 749,398. 

In addition, a player who spends an extra dollar for EZ Match receives five randomly generated numbers with a prize of up to $500 associated with each number. If those numbers match any of the numbers on the ticket for the drawing, the player wins that prize – even before the drawing is held.

Mr. Henson said he hopes to use his winnings for some home improvement.

All Virginia Lottery profits go to K-12 education in Virginia. Mr. Henson lives in Page County, which received more than $3 million in Lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. In Fiscal Year 2023, the Lottery raised more than $867 million for K-12 education, making up approximately 10 percent of Virginia’s total K-12 school budget. 

For a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page. For general information or to play games online, visit the Virginia Lottery’s website or download the Lottery’s app. Connect with the Lottery on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or YouTube

With all gaming, please play responsibly.



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