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