A LUCKY lottery player won hundreds of dollars on three tickets before banking $100,000 in an incredible winning streak.
The man told lottery officials that he was left feeling lucky after an initial $5 investment on a scratch-off ticket paid off big time.
Jose Vasquez (pictured) was on a winning streak before earning $100,000 on a scratch-off ticketCredit: Virginia Lottery
He beat some impressive odds as the chances of winning a top prize are 1 in 1,224,000Credit: Getty
It started with a $100 prize on a ticket Jose Vasquez bought at a Charlottesville, Virginia, convenience store.
After his first winning Money Maker Crossword 5X ticket, he decided to play again and won $200.
To his surprise, a third ticket earned him $400. But he didn’t stop there.
Vasquez bought another scratch-off ticket, this time winning a whopping $100,000 just days after Christmas.
He beat some impressive odds as the chances of winning a top prize in the game are 1 in 1,224,000, according to the Virginia Lottery.
The lucky winner told lottery officials that he had big plans for the unexpected prize money.
“I am happy since I have always wanted to open up my own company but did not have the funds to do so,” Vasquez said.
Money Maker Crossword 5X is a game available through the Virginia Lottery.
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It involves a crossword puzzle, with players getting 18 letters and a challenge to complete three words, according to The Charlotte Observer.
Vasquez took home the third of six $100,000 prizes available in the series, meaning three top prizes remain unclaimed in the game.
CHANCES TO WIN BIG
While Vasquez’s $100,700 win in the scratch-off game is impressive, lottery players have the chance to become a multi-millionaire in a drawing on Friday night.
The Mega Millions jackpot sat at $376million with a $256.4million cash option ahead of the draw.
The jackpot has been building since it was last won in Arizona on October 22.
Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot sits at $76million with a $53million cash value ahead of the Saturday night draw.
Jose Vasquez is celebrating his win as the Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots continue to growCredit: Getty
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