Man bought three winning lottery tickets worth $3 million

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RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia man is now $3 million richer after he bought three winning lottery tickets.

Don Wilson purchased a handful of Mega Millions tickets for the June 2 drawing.

The winning numbers, 2-9-11-22-23 and Mega Ball 12, were a combination of family members' birthdays.

Wilson purchased several tickets, three of which ended up being worth $1 million each.

However, two other tickets were nothing to scoff at either.

The two other tickets were worth $500 each since they matched four of the first five winning numbers.

"It's just money. There is stuff in life that is so much more important than money. Money takes away some concerns and things, but money is not going to add anything of value to your life, just stuff," Wilson said.

In all, he collected a $3,001,000 check.

"My health is much more important to me than this check," he told WTVR. "It's a blessing and I'm going to take it that way."

Wilson says he does not play the lottery often but did not give any insight into why he purchased multiple tickets with the same numbers.

Either way, it was a strategy that paid off.

He says he plans to use some of the money to help Super Kids, a ministry that helps people with intellectual disabilities.

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