He picked five random numbers and walked away with $100,000.
William Goodson won the Virginia Lottery prize after visiting the Quick n Plenty Market on Mount Cross Road in Danville.
Goodson matched the correct five numbers in the Cash 5 drawing on Friday. His winning numbers were 3-6-9-12-15.
His ticket was one of 12 to win $100,000. An additional seven tickets each won $50,000 and 15 tickets won $25,000.
The total payout in that one drawing was more than $1.9 million.
Goodson says he plans to take things slow now because of his big win.
The chances of winning the Cash 5 $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.