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Nov 27, 2017
North Chesterfield woman wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game

Malisha HaynesMalisha Haynes and her husband Otis play their lucky numbers every day in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game, whether it’s birthdays, ages or favorite numbers.

This time, the North Chesterfield couple let the computer pick a series in addition to their regular numbers. Those randomly chosen numbers would end up being worth the $100,000 top prize.

“It was just a miracle when we got up,” she said. “We weren’t thinking about it.”

The ticket that her husband bought at Irongate Shell, 6437 Iron Bridge Road in Richmond, matched all five numbers in the November 26 night drawing. The winning numbers were 2-5-18-19-34. He used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.

Ms. Haynes said the couple will use the winnings to celebrate the holidays, pay off cre