"My heart stopped," Danville nursing student wins $100K playing the lottery

Santayshia Wilson (Photo: The Virginia Lottery)

DANVILLE, Va. (WSET) - One Danville nursing student found out she won $100,000 playing a Virginia Lottery game.

Santayshia Wilson bought the Cash 5 tickets at the Quick N Plenty Market on Mount Cross Road for the February 22 drawing.

She told the Virginia Lottery she selected the winning numbers, 8-10-12-23-26, using a combination of parents' birthdays.

“My heart stopped. I didn’t really believe it!" she said when she learned she'd won the $100,000 top prize.

Wilson says she intends to help her family with her winnings.

Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.
When it comes to education, the Virginia Lottery is game. Ms. Wilson bought her winning ticket in Danville, which received more than $6.3 million in lottery funds for K-12 education last fiscal year. For more information and a complete list of lottery funds to Virginia school districts, click here.

The Lottery generates more than $1.5 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated more than a half-billion dollars for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2017. For more info, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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