82-Year-Old Virginia Waiter Wins Lottery Jackpot, Heads Straight to Work

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Vicente Mosquera really loves his job. The 82-year-old waiter from Virginia Beach enjoys it so much that not even winning the lottery is enough to pull him away from it.

The hard-working senior celebrated winning a jackpot of $285,316 in the Virginia Lottery last month with a shift at the local Italian restaurant where he works.

Vicente Mosquera
Vicente Mosquera

Virginia Lottery

"After collecting his prize at the Lottery's Hampton customer service center, Mr. Mosquera happily headed off to work," a press release said.

Mosquera matched all five winning numbers with a ticket he bought at a Virginia Beach Food Lion. He told Lottery officials he selected the numbers on his ticket—19-23-30-33-38—using a combination someone told him years ago.

According to the Virginia Lottery, the odds of matching all five numbers in the Cash 5 with EZ Match are 1 in 749,398.

Congratulations, Vicente! Thank you for the reminder that money isn't everything.