April 9 (UPI) — A Virginia man who shared a $200,000 lottery prize with his family had plenty of practice — he did the same thing 14 years earlier.
Benjamin T. Owens of Mineral bought a Virginia Lottery Super Cash Scratcher ticket from Spencer’s Express in Chesterfield and scratched off a $200,000 prize.
The jackpot came with a side of deja vu — he previously won $200,000 from a scratch-off ticket in 2004.
“He said, ‘I did it again!’” Owens’ daughter, Charise Owens-Rogers, recalled of her phone call with her father right after he scratched off the winning ticket. “My dad is getting pretty good at this!”
Owens decided to use his money the same way he did in 2004 — splitting it with Owens-Rogers; his wife, Linda Owens; and his son, Benjamin L. Owens.
The family visited lottery headquarters together to claim the prize money.