look carefully there is no quantifier so it will just look for a digit followed by any character and wiil give you that pattern only but if there was a '+' quantifier for '/w' then it would have returned everything after that unless there is a space or string has ended.
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I have no idea why I had imagined seeing a quantifier. Thanks for pointing that out.