Virginia man uses Caps jerseys to win lottery
Whenever I play the lottery, I always go with 2, 14, 17, 37 and 39. And I never win. Remarkable. Damn you, ex-number-of-David-Steckel./
But it turns out that instead of playing ex-Caps, I should have been playing Caps stars. Like Jimmy Smith of Alexandria, a heartwarming Reader's Digest story come to life, via the Virginia Lottery:
Jimmy Smith of Alexandria doesn't play hockey; he plays the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game. The Washington Capitals fan used his knowledge of his favorite players on the ice to win a cool $100,000. He matched all five numbers in the February 17 Cash 5 day drawing.
The winning numbers for that drawing were 8-19-21-22-28. Why did he select those numbers? Number 8 on the Capitals is Alex Ovechkin. Number 19 is Nicklas Backstrom. Brooks Laich is 21. Mike Knuble is 22 and Alexander Semin is 28. For Mr. Smith, that was a winning team!
Now, why did Jimmy's lineup feature five forwards? Why was Jason Chimera excluded? Can you really argue that Smith's knowledge, per se, was used to win the $100,000? And was the cash actually cool?
Either way, well done, sir. Next up, the Redskins 2008 draft class. I'm playing 11, 12, 14, 41 and 48.
Yes, that was a sly Durant Brooks reference.
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