Portsmouth Woman Wins Big in the Virginia Lottery


Monique Lane-Reid woke up in Portsmouth on Dec. 15 a winner, and her first thought was to have her morning coffee.

Lane-Reid won $800,000 in the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 game. She matched all five numbers in the drawing the night before, according to the Virginia Lottery. 

The winning numbers were 3-8-12-24-29 and Lane-Reid had bought eight tickets, all with those same numbers, the Virginia Lottery said.

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

Lane-Reid had a one in 278,256 chance of winning. The tickets were purchased at Kang’s Amoco on Frederick Boulevard in Portsmouth.