Richard “Big Daddy” Bailey, of St. Albans was true to his name in the WV Lottery’s Cash25 drawing May 10.
Using random family birth dates and anniversaries, the retired 32-year employee of the WV Dept. of Highways won not one, but two top $25,000 prizes, according to WV Lottery Director John Musgrave.
Claiming his combined $50,000 prize at the Lottery’s headquarters in Charleston today, Bailey said he and his wife Sparkle have two grown sons and an infant grandson. “We already have a loan for a metal roof and stove. This will pay that off and if she be nice, I’ll take Sparkle on a vacation to wherever she wants. My guess is that she’ll probably want to visit her sisters in California.”
Bailey said he spent $10 on tickets for the drawing; they were bought at Go Mart and Joe’s Mart, both in St. Albans.