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Ovechkin and the Capitals help Virginia man win the lottery
Ovechkin and the Capitals help Virginia man win the lottery

The Capitals have had trouble cashing in this season, but playing five Washington forwards paid off for Jimmy Smith, a Capitals fan from Alexandria, Va. Smith won the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game last month with the lucky combination of 8-19-21-22-28, the numbers of Capitals' top five point-getters. The chances of winning the $100,000 top prize that Smith claimed are 1-in-278,256. From the corny press release from the Virgnia 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...

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