Virginia Man Wins $250K Lottery by Playing Numbers He Says He Saw in a Dream

Alonzo Colman with his check for $250,000.
Alonzo Colman won $250,000 with numbers he says he saw in a dream.Virginia Lottery

Alonzo Colman, a retiree from Henrico, Virginia, spent $2 on the state’s Bank a Million game and later won a quarter million.

Many dream about money, but one Virginia man’s dream won him a quarter of a million dollars.

Alonzo Colman, a retiree from Henrico, spent $2 on the state’s Bank a Million game on an unusual sequence of numbers: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,18, claiming those numbers came to him in a dream, according to lottery officials.

Colman split his wager four ways, having four sets of numbers, and one of his sets won him $250,000.

“It was hard to believe,” Colman told Virginia state lottery officials. “It still hasn’t hit me yet!”

The game Bank a Million is only available in Virginia.

Officials say the odds of winning any prize are 1 in 18.3. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 3.8 million.

More than $2 million is generated daily for Virginia's K–12 public schools by the Virginia Lottery.

By the end of the fiscal year on June 30, 2021, lottery customers generated more than $765 million in financing for public education.

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