Baby Wins Virginia529 College Account

May 30, 2014

A very lucky local baby won a scholarship, just for being born.

Savont Washington was born at Martha Jefferson Hospital yesterday. His "5-29" birthday earned him a jump start on college.

Washington was one of 22 babies across the state awarded a college savings account worth $529 from the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan.

The criteria for winning: being born the closest to 5:29 p.m. on May 29 at a participating hospital in the Commonwealth.

Savont won by just 8 minutes. His mother didn't know about the contest, but she says that means his name, which means "scholar" was a good choice.

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