Jackpot: Smithfield woman cashes in 54 winning lottery tickets

Published 4:56 pm Friday, June 10, 2022

Elisha Chapman will probably remember the number combination 1-4-0-6 for a long time.

With 54 tickets in a single drawing, each displaying those four numbers in that order, the Smithfield woman won a total of $236,400 in the Virginia Lottery’s Pick 4 game.

Chapman matched the four-digit winning combination in the May 17 night drawing. She bought all of the tickets at the Harris Teeter at 3575 Bridge Road in Suffolk.

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The next morning, when she discovered how much she’d won, she couldn’t believe it.

“I was so excited!” she later told lottery officials. “I jumped up. I ran outside in my pajamas to tell my daughter!”

She bought 40 of the tickets wagering “exact order.” Each of those ended up winning the game’s top prize of $5,000. The remaining 14 tickets were each bought using a “50/50” wager. Each of those won $2,600.

“It feels awesome!” she said. “I still can’t believe it!”

Chapman, who works for her family’s business, said she intends to use her winnings to take care of her family.

Pick 4 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11 p.m. The top prize for a $1 play is $5,000. The chances of matching all four numbers in exact order are 1 in 10,000.