Sometimes the rich actually do get richer.
“I saw the Powerball sign and said, 'I may as well try it,’” he told the Virginia Lottery website.
He added: “I was surprised. I always hear about jackpot wins. It feels great.”
There was no special rhyme or reason to the numbers he picked for the lottery game. He was given 1-19-31-48-61, a combination which was randomly drawn by a computer.
Kocharov can now add Powerball winner next to Stanley Cup champion on his impressive resume.