HENRICO, VA — A Virginia man’s dream literally became reality when he won $250,000 playing the state lottery’s Bank a Million game.
Alonzo Coleman of Henrico won the Bank a Million drawing on June 11 after choosing a unique sequence of numbers he saw in a dream, the retiree told Virginia Lottery officials. The winning numbers: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and Bonus Ball 19.
“It was hard to believe,” Coleman told lottery officials. “It still hasn’t hit me yet.”
Since Coleman split his $2 wager four ways when he bought the ticket, he had four sets of numbers, according to a lottery news release. Using the “Play Your Way” feature, he won $250,000 on one of his sets of numbers.
Bank a Million is played exclusively in Virginia. Drawings are held Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11 p.m. The top prizes — $1 million, $500,000 and $250,000 — are calculated so that winners receive the prize amount after federal and state tax withholdings.
Coleman purchased his winning ticket at Glenside Corner Mart in Henrico.
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