Washington Capitals Fan Uses favourite Players' Jersey Numbers To Win Lottery

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The lottery is a crap shoot by design, so why not have a little fun with it?┬áVirginia’s Jimmy Smith bought a Cash 5 ticket with the numbers of his favourite Capitals’ players, Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Brooks Laich, Mike Knuble, and Alex Semin, and ended up winning $100,000 on February 17th.

Smith bought the ticket at a 7-11 and says that when his winning numbers were announced, “I fell on the floor!”

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