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Arlington Man Wins Virginia Lottery Game, Again

by Katie Pyzyk July 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm 6,588 21 Comments

One lucky Arlington man has a lot to celebrate, after winning $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery Cash 5 game — for the second time in three months.

Joseph Sylvester won the top prize for matching all five numbers in the daily drawing on July 3. He had done the same thing exactly three months earlier, on April 3.

Once he realized he had won again, Sylvester wasn’t fazed by the prospect of holding the big check in front of all those cameras.

“Gotta get my picture taken again,” Sylvester said. “The second time is a little more routine.”

Sylvester bought his latest winning ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1500 South Fern Street. He allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket — 11, 15, 19, 26 and 27. The chances of a person winning the top prize of $100,000 are one in 278,256.

Sylvester hasn’t said yet what he’ll do with his new winnings. He used the money he won in April to pay bills and buy a new truck.

  • really

    Good for him. I am happy he is blessed and lucky.

  • Sherriff Gonna Getcha

    Congrats to this guy!

  • Chris B

    Good for him 🙂

  • nunya

    now that’s the man i need to marry!

    • nunya

      speaking of marrying….. gawker just posted a story of an Arlington lady. i may need to marry her.

      • biggens

        I was just about to post about her! I wonder if anyone has seen her around town: http:// gawker. com/5925173/here-is-the-woman-with-the-worlds-largest-natural-breasts

      • drax

        Nope, she lives in “Arglington” according to Gawker.

        • nunya


        • WeiQiang

          Arglington is the pseudonym for the Donaldson Run pirate haven.

      • Tabs

        It’s been nice knowing you.

  • JimPB

    I hope Joseph Sylvester invests in what will have value that grows, beginning with his skills.

    • Corey

      You have no idea what he does for a living.

      • PikerGirl

        This is one of my colleagues at work! Way to go, Joe!

  • KalashniKEV

    If this guy hits it again, he should be forced to pay a portion of my housing expenses.


    • novasteve

      a closet lib after all?

      • KalashniKEV

        It helps me get chicks.

        …besides, Arlington is better off when we fork over a healthy chunk of our hard earned income and the .gov sprinkles it all around on poor folks and personal boondoggles.

  • Newtdog73

    I wonder if he is even yet?

  • James Moron

    He should keep playing – this is definitely a good long term strategy

  • Tabs

    I won a pair of green sneakers once.

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  • It’s sad, actually, and you are not alone. There are TONS of people who are POSITIVE they are going to win the lottery. These folks are the ones who end up pouring WAY more than what is reasonable on lottery tickets. By truly believing this, you hold yourself back from any chance at real happiness. Your entire life will become one gigantic disappointment. Thanks.


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