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Portsmouth man wins $100,000 playing Powerball in Virginia Lottery

Roy Williamson bought his ticket at Cedar Road Exxon, located at 1260 Cedar Road in Chesapeake.
Credit: Virginia Lottery

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Portsmouth man won $100,000 when four numbers matched plus the Powerball number in Virginia Lottery drawing on Dec. 19.

At first, Roy Williamson thought the store clerk was playing a trick on him.

“I thought I’d won $200,” he said in a Virginia Lottery news release. “I just knew he was joking.”

Williamson bought his ticket at Cedar Road Exxon, located at 1260 Cedar Road in Chesapeake.  

He spent an extra dollar for Power Play when he bought the ticket. That resulted in his prize doubling to $100,000.

“I almost fainted!” he later told Virginia Lottery officials.

The winning numbers in that drawing were 27-32-34-43-52, and the Powerball number was 13.