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Virginia Woman Wins Six $30K Prizes In One 'Pick 5' Drawing Virginia Woman Wins Six $30K Prizes In One 'Pick 5' Drawing
Virginia Woman Wins Six $30K Prizes In One 'Pick 5' Drawing A Virginia woman who played the same five numbers on six separate tickets is feeling lucky after winning $180,000 playing Pick 5. Latoya Burke has a magical set of numbers that led to six $30,000 wins on a ticket sold at Tinee Giant on Jackson Avenue in Chesapeake. Google Maps street view The winning numbers in that drawing were 5-5-5-5-0.  Burke wagered 50/50, so matching all five numbers in exact order is good for a $30,000 prize, according to Lottery officials. Pick 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11 p.m., though Burke only needed one of those on her fortuitous day.&n…
Winning $150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Virginia Store In Danger Of Expiring (UPDATED) Winning $150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Virginia Store In Danger Of Expiring (UPDATED)
Winning $150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Virginia Store In Danger Of Expiring (Updated) Lottery officials in Virginia are urging players to check their tickets as a Powerball winner is in danger of missing out on a $150,000 windfall. A lucky Lottery player won big on the Jan. 20 drawing, but nearly six months later, no one has come forward to claim the prize, leaving the cash in jeopardy. The winning ticket was sold at Park N Shop, located at 301 East 2nd Ave. in Franklin City.  According to state law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing, meaning that it will simply become a worthless piece of paper as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. The w…
Winning $150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Virginia Store In Danger Of Expiring Winning $150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Virginia Store In Danger Of Expiring
Winning $150K Powerball Ticket Sold At Virginia Store In Danger Of Expiring Lottery officials in Virginia are urging players to check their tickets as a Powerball winner is in danger of missing out on a $150,000 windfall. A lucky Lottery player won big on the Jan. 20 drawing, but nearly six months later, no one has come forward to claim the prize, leaving the cash in jeopardy. The winning ticket was sold at Park N Shop, located at 301 East 2nd Ave. in Franklin City.  According to state law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing, meaning that it will simply become a worthless piece of paper as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 18. The w…
Winning $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Virginia Winning $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Virginia
Winning $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Virginia A Powerball player from Virginia is $1 million richer. A ticket matching all five winning numbers from the Saturday, June 22 drawing was sold in Virginia, the Powerball website says. The winning numbers were 4, 5, 15, 32, and 62, and the red Powerball was 21. There were no jackpot winners. The next drawing will be held Monday, June 24 as the jackpot rolls to $84 million.
Good Karma: Florida Truck Driver Wins Pick 3 Lottery Ticket On Drive Through Virginia Good Karma: Florida Truck Driver Wins Pick 3 Lottery Ticket On Drive Through Virginia
Good Karma: Florida Truck Driver Wins Pick 3 Lottery Ticket On Drive Through Virginia A Florida trucker returned to Virginia to claim the lottery prize he'd won on a recent trip. Lamar Howard, of Orlando, FL, was passing through Virginia when he stopped and bought three Pick 3 tickets at the Love’s Travel Stop at 5021 Lee Highway outside Warrenton, lottery officials said.  While he was there, he helped another trucker who was having a difficult time. That’s not unusual, since Howard says he enjoys volunteering and helping other people. So maybe it was karma when Howard won $700 in that night’s Pick 3 drawing. The winning number combination in the April 29 drawing …
Newly-Minted Millionaire: Burke Construction Worker Buys $1M Powerball Ticket In Alexandria Newly-Minted Millionaire: Burke Construction Worker Buys $1M Powerball Ticket In Alexandria
Newly-Minted Millionaire: Burke Construction Worker Buys $1M Powerball Ticket In Alexandria When Nicholas Perez of Burke bought a ticket for the April 1 Powerball drawing, the jackpot stood at a jaw-dropping $1 billion.  He bought his ticket at Safeway at 8646 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. First, the bad news: He didn’t hit the jackpot, lottery officials said. The good news: His ticket matched the first five winning numbers to win Powerball’s $1 million second-tier prize. The ticket was one of six in the nation to match the first five numbers and the only one in Virginia. The winning numbers for the April 1 Powerball drawing were 19-24-40-42-56, and the Powerball numbe…
Fairfax County Man Wins $600K Playing VA Lottery's Pick 5 Fairfax County Man Wins $600K Playing VA Lottery's Pick 5
Fairfax County Man Wins $600K Playing VA Lottery's Pick 5 Daniel Choi says he got lucky. The Fairfax County resident had 50 plays in the May 1 Pick 5 nighttime drawing, each using the Fireball. The winning numbers in that drawing were 1-4-6-6-1, and the Fireball number was 5.  While Choi didn’t match the five digits, he matched using the Fireball, which replaced one of the digits, to win $12,000 for each of those 50 plays. Choi won $600,000. Choi bought his tickets at the CVS at 7500 Centreville Road in Manassas. He said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, except to pay his student loans. Pick 5 drawings are held daily at…
DC Driver Tops $20K Virginia Lottery Win With $50K Windfall In Maryland DC Driver Tops $20K Virginia Lottery Win With $50K Windfall In Maryland
DC Driver Tops $20K Virginia Lottery Win With $50K Windfall In Maryland A DC driver who stopped at a Maryland 7-Eleven to pick up Lottery scratchers before picking up a customer in Baltimore won a $50,000 prize. An anonymous Lottery player going by the moniker "H.B.," a regular Lottery player who travels throughout the DMV region for his job, is feeling lucky following his latest win, though he is no stranger to five-figure wins.  "H.B." said that he drives all over Maryland, Virginia, and DC for his work, and he occasionally stops by certain stores to grab scratch-of tickets in each jurisdiction. His visit to the 7-Eleven on North Point Boulevard in Balt…
Fifth Time Is The Charm For Man Who Won $100K Playing Virginia Lottery's 'Millionaire Raffle' Fifth Time Is The Charm For Man Who Won $100K Playing Virginia Lottery's 'Millionaire Raffle'
Fifth Time Is The Charm For Man Who Won $100K Playing Virginia Lottery's 'Millionaire Raffle' A Prince William County man is laughing his way to the bank after realizing that he won $100,000 playing Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle. They say if you don't succeed, try, try again, a mantra that Manassas resident Maurice Farley took to heart en route to a six-figure Virginia Lottery prize. For five years, Farley said that he's been playing the annual Virginia "New Year's Millionaire Raffle" and has come up short.  2024 might just be his year. The ticket, purchased at 7-Eleven on Wellington Road in Manassas, was cashed in this week, and Farley said that he hopes to use hi…
Man Celebrates Million Dollar Virginia Lottery Win While On Caribbean Cruise To Kick Off 2024 Man Celebrates Million Dollar Virginia Lottery Win While On Caribbean Cruise To Kick Off 2024
Man Celebrates Million Dollar Virginia Lottery Win While On Caribbean Cruise To Kick Off 2024 What started as a relaxing Caribbean cruise to celebrate the New Year turned into something far more exciting for a Virginia man who won $1 million while on vacation. Jerome Testa III is laughing and smiling his way to the bank after being the final person to claim a seven-figure prize after purchasing a ticket for Virginia's New Year's Millionaire Raffle. The timing couldn't be better, as the lucky lotto player learned of his unexpected windfall while checking online during a holiday cruise, though they had to wait to return to Virginia before redeeming the life-altering ticket. “My wife …
Woman Back From Vacation Wins $1M Virginia Lottery Prize While Out Of The Country Woman Back From Vacation Wins $1M Virginia Lottery Prize While Out Of The Country
Woman Back From Vacation Wins $1M Virginia Lottery Prize While Out Of The Country Genese Rogers left her Virginia home to head out on vacation and came back a millionaire. The Woodbridge woman was out of the country when the winning ticket numbers were announced in Virginia's "New Year's Millionaire Raffle," but when she came back stateside, she was in for a heck of a welcome home present. Days after stepping out of the plane back in Virginia, Rogers found out that she had one of the five top-prize winning $1 million tickets. "I literally just started screaming," she exclaimed while giving the thumbs up at Lottery Headquarters. A smiling Rogers says that she isn't a re…
Jackpot! Navy Sailor From Virginia Beach Wins Historic $1.8M Playing VA Lottery Jackpot! Navy Sailor From Virginia Beach Wins Historic $1.8M Playing VA Lottery
Jackpot! Navy Sailor From Virginia Beach Wins Historic $1.8M Playing VA Lottery A US Navy sailor from Virginia Beach is $1.8 million richer. Byron Bundoc was unwinding in his car in the driveway of his Virginia Beach home, playing the Virginia Lottery's Jackpot Spectacular on his phone. He'd been watching the jackpot steadily growing in that game and, as he sat there playing, he suddenly realized he had won — big: Bundoc had hit the $1,817,588 jackpot. That's the largest prize ever won in the US in an online instant game. "It was surreal," he told Lottery officials. “I called my brother and said, ‘You’re not going to believe this!'" Jackpot Spectacular is a uni…
Newly-Minted Millionaire: Virginia Lottery Player Wins Big Newly-Minted Millionaire: Virginia Lottery Player Wins Big
Newly-Minted Millionaire: Virginia Lottery Player Wins Big George Katan has a routine where he stops on his way to work and purchases a sandwich and one Virginia Lottery scratcher. Typically, he plays the $50 and $30 tickets, but this time, he decided to buy a $20 Multiplier Mania ticket. That decision paid off in a big way because Katan won the $1 million top prize with the ticket purchased his ticket at the 7-Eleven at 1931 Old Gallows Road in Vienna. Katan scratched the ticket in the store and later told Lottery officials, “I know it was big, but I didn’t know how big.” Once he realized he had won the top prize, he said, “I was very excited!” …
$100K Lottery Ticket Bought At VA Wegman's About To Expire $100K Lottery Ticket Bought At VA Wegman's About To Expire
$100K Lottery Ticket Bought At VA Wegman's About To Expire A $100,000 Virginia Lottery ticket is on the brink of expiration. The ticket from Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle on Jan. 1, 2023, has yet to be claimed. By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing. That means the ticket will become worthless at 5 p.m. (close of business) on Friday, June 30, that is, unless the winner comes forward. The ticket was bought at Wegman’s, located at 14361 Newbrook Drive in Chantilly. It is ticket #410073. Whoever has the winning ticket should contact the Virginia Lottery immediately or present the winning ticket at a Vir…
Instant Millionaire: Virginia Man Wins $1M Playing Online Lottery Instant Millionaire: Virginia Man Wins $1M Playing Online Lottery
Instant Millionaire: Virginia Man Wins $1M Playing Online Lottery When Kendrek Mallory bought a ticket for the Virginia Lottery’s Cash4Life® May 15 drawing, he did it on his personal device, and that ticket won big. The Virginia Beach resident matched the first five winning numbers. That gave him the choice of either $1,000 every week for the rest of his life or a one-time cash option of $1 million. He chose the cash option. He said he woke up in the middle of the night and saw the communication from the Lottery saying he’d won. After that, there was no getting back to sleep. “It’s unbelievable!” he told Virginia Lottery officials. The winning numbers f…
Winner, Winner: $161M Powerball Ticket Sold To Virginia Lottery Player Winner, Winner: $161M Powerball Ticket Sold To Virginia Lottery Player
Winner, Winner: $161M Powerball Ticket Sold To Virginia Lottery Player One lucky Virginia Lottery player is in a new tax bracket and may not even know it. Officials say that one ticket matched all six numbers in the Saturday, March 4 Powerball drawing, and that little piece of paper is now worth an estimated $161 million. Saturday’s numbers in the drawing were 10-16-18-40-66 with a Powerball number of 16. The winning ticket was purchased at Gill Brothers on Celburne Boulevard in Dublin.  Now the question is, who’s the lucky lotto player who just won a nine-figure jackpot? Whoever has the golden ticket will now have 180 days to claim the prize, at whic…
Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $660M, Among Highest Ever Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $660M, Among Highest Ever
Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $660M, Among Highest Ever Lottery players are flocking to their nearest convince store to scoop up Mega Millions lotto tickets as the jackpot ballooned to an estimated $660 million, one of the largest in history. For 27 consecutive drawings, no lottery player has matched all six numbers as the jackpot grew exponentially from $20 million in April up to its current level for the drawing on Friday, July 22. The jackpot is believed to be among the third largest in the history of the game when the drawing is held at 11 p.m. on Friday night. In the most recent drawing, there were four big winners who matched five of the…
Ashburn Teacher Wins Lottery Without Buying A Ticket Ashburn Teacher Wins Lottery Without Buying A Ticket
Ashburn Teacher Wins Lottery Without Buying A Ticket A Loudoun County teacher won a massive prize thanks to the Virginia Lottery earlier this month.  Roumario Bector, a history teacher at Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn, won a Virginia-theme vacation courtesy of the lottery's Thank A Teacher program on June 1, the lottery said. He can choose between a winery and brewery vacation or one focused on health and wellness.  The trip is worth $2,500 and comes with a gift card to pay for luggage or any incidentals he may need on his vacation. Rock Ridge High School will also get $2,500 for school supplies, the lottery added.&nbs…
NYC Chef Wins Spicy $2 Million Playing Virginia Lottery Scratcher NYC Chef Wins Spicy $2 Million Playing Virginia Lottery Scratcher
NYC Chef Wins Spicy $2 Million Playing Virginia Lottery Scratcher A New York City chef is a one-in-a-million winner after trying his luck on a Virginia Lottery scratcher game. Lin Wheng Zheng was visiting friends in Alexandria when he decided to a Colossal Cash ticket at High Up Food Market on Little River Turnpike in Alexandria, according to the Virginia Lottery. As Zheng scratched off his ticket, he was excited to see what he thought was a $20,000 prize, but quickly realized it was much more than that. Zheng’s ticket was actually worth $2 million. Zheng was given the choice of receiving the full $2 million prize through payments over the course of 30 …