Virginia Man Wins $230,000 in Lottery and Honors Promise to Share with Brother

In a heartwarming display of brotherly love and honor, Tim Conwell from Tazewell County, Virginia, has kept a long-standing promise to his brother after winning a substantial lottery prize. The Virginia Lottery confirmed that Conwell won a staggering $230,000 in the Cash 5 with EZ Match game on December 18th, choosing to share his windfall with his brother, Steve.

Tim’s lucky numbers – 3, 8, 10, 12, and 26 – were purchased from the Virginia Hillbilly Market in Cedar Bluff. This win, however, was not just about luck; it was also about a pledge made between brothers. “We always make an agreement that if one of us wins, we will divide the prize,” Conwell shared with lottery officials. True to his word, he was excited to inform his brother about the win, eagerly waiting for him to wake up to share the good news.

The game that brought this fortune to Conwell, Cash 5 with EZ Match, is known for its progressive jackpot, starting at $100,000 and growing until there’s a winner. The EZ Match option, for an additional dollar, gives players five randomly generated numbers, each capable of winning up to $500, thereby increasing their chances of winning big. The odds of clinching the jackpot by matching all five numbers are 1 in 749,398, highlighting the rarity of Conwell’s win.
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The story of Tim Conwell’s lottery win and his unwavering commitment to sharing it with his brother resonates beyond the monetary value of the prize. It’s a testament to the bonds of family and the importance of keeping one’s word. As Conwell and his brother celebrate their shared fortune, their story serves as a reminder of the joy and unity that can come from unexpected blessings.

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