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Portsmouth woman wins $800,000 playing Virginia lottery

Portsmouth woman wins $800,000 playing Virginia lottery
Posted at 4:22 PM, Dec 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-28 17:58:07-05

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Before even getting out of bed, Monique Lane-Reid found out from her husband that she had won $800,000. 

Lane-Reid’s husband purchased the tickets at the Kang’s Amoco on Fredrick Boulevard in Portsmouth, but she was the one who matched all five numbers in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game drawing.

“Oh my goodness, first thing in the morning! I need to get my coffee!” she replied after her husband told her the news.

Officials say the winning numbers were 3-8-12-24-29. She bought eight tickets, all with those same five numbers. That means each of her tickets won the game’s $100,000 top prize.

When her and her husband were collecting the money from the Virginia Lottery, Lane-Reid said that she was trembling and that her knees were shaking.