Four Virginia Mega Millions tickets win $10,000, jackpot expected to grow to $1.025 billion
Virginians were itching to have their numbers drawn for the Mega Millions jackpot yesterday, and while no one in the entire country matched all of the winning numbers, there were plenty of people that won prizes. And since no one matched all of the numbers, the jackpot will continue to grow.
Roanoke man hits jackpot, wins $120,000 playing Virginia Lottery
ROANOKE, Va. – You may soon see Morris Lusk driving around Roanoke in a new truck. Lusk’s Cash 5 with EZ Match ticket on February 23 won him the game’s $120,000 jackpot. No, Lusk didn’t have any magic touch picking his winning numbers, 25-29-30-34-35, as he used Easy Pick, allowing the computer to randomly select his five numbers. Cash 5 with EZ Match features a rolling jackpot, starting at a minimum of $100,000, which continues to increase if nobody matches all five winning numbers. Lusk is retired and said that while he intends to save his winnings, he may buy himself a new truck.
Franklin County man wins $100,000 from Virginia Lottery scratch off
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – A Franklin County man said he wasn’t expecting much when he bought a ticket from the Virginia Lottery. So when Ricky Chitwood ended up winning $100,000 from a Blazing Hot Crossword 5X Virginia Lottery ticket, he couldn’t help but be amazed. “I was really surprised!” he told Virginia Lottery officials as he claimed the first of three top prizes in the game. Chitwood said he might use the money to buy himself a new truck.
Roanoke woman wins $200,000 from Virginia Lottery scratch off
ROANOKE, Va. – A Roanoke woman said she had just gotten off work when she pulled out two Jewel 7s tickets that she’d bought earlier. As Laverne Becks scratched the tickets, she had no idea that the second one would make her $200,000 richer. “I scratched the second ticket, and I fell on the floor!” she told Lottery officials. She said she bought the lucky ticket at the Food Lion on Peters Creek Road NW in Roanoke and plans to use the money to buy herself a new car.
People dream big as lottery jackpots exceed $400 million
ROANOKE, Va. – The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are now each over $400 million and customers are cashing in at A-1 Food Mart in Roanoke hoping to cash out big. “First off, I would probably give my family some money,” said Paul Fagg, who lives in Roanoke. “You could do a lot with that money.””I’d probably buy the store,” said Nemo Basnet, who works at the mart. He sold a winning $1 million scratch-off ticket in October. The chances of winning the jackpots are about 1 in 300 million.
Henry County woman wins $150,000 from Virginia Lottery scratch-off
Deborah Davis, of Bassett, won $150,000 from the Virginia Lottery. HENRY COUNTY, Va. – One Henry County woman’s kids used to give her a hard time about playing the lottery, but as they say — mother knows best. “They’d say, ‘No one really wins,’” she told Lottery officials. But Deborah Davis, of Bassett, proved her kids wrong by scratching a $150,000 Cash Chaser ticket and winning the top prize. Her daughter’s response to her winning ticket was, “Is that fake?”Davis purchased the winning ticket at the Food Lion on 5835 Virginia Avenue in Bassett.
Christiansburg man claims $1 million lottery prize with one number away from jackpot
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – A man in Christiansburg can thank his wife for becoming a millionaire. Richard Barnett’s wife heard that the Triangle Market at 3631 Radford Road in Christiansburg sold a Mega Millions ticket that won $1 million, but the winner had not yet come forward. As if it was fate, the couple had their hands on the winning ticket. If the ticket matched the sixth number, they would have won the jackpot estimated at $176 million. According to officials, the winning numbers were 8-13-35-46-68, and the Mega Ball number was 16.
Henry County woman wins $200,000 lottery ticket while buying snack for her pet lizard
HENRY COUNTY, Va. – A Henry County woman has her lucky lizard to thank for winning $200,000. Charlene Goad and her husband were trying to buy worms for their pet lizard George when they purchased a Virginia Lottery ticket. “He said the green seven just kept popping out at him,” she told Virginia Lottery officials. As her husband was driving, Goad scratched the tickets and discovered that one of the tickets was a $200,000 winner. According to the Virginia Lottery, she became the sixth person to win the top prize in the Jewel 7s game (game #1773), which means four $200,000 are still unclaimed.
One person from Christianburg wins $1 million from Virginia Lottery
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – One Virginia Lottery player from Christiansburg won $1 million from Tuesday night’s drawing. According to the Virginia Lottery, the Mega Millions ticket was bought at Triangle Market located at 3631 Radford Road in Christiansburg. Officials said the ticket matched the first five winning numbers and only missed the Mega Ball number, winning Mega Millions' second prize: $1 million. The numbers for the drawing were 8-13-35-46-68, and the Mega Ball number was 16. The winner has 180 days from Tuesday to claim their prizes.
What’s News Today: COVID testing, road improvements
The Virginia Department of Health will hold a drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic today. The Central Virginia Planning District Commission holds a public meeting about improvements to the intersection of Longwood Avenue and Independence Boulevard in Bedford. Changes are meant to reduce congestion, improve travel conditions and improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians. The Public Safety Communications Accreditation Program is performing a virtual on-site visit of the Roanoke E-911 Center, verifying its professional standards as it works toward reaccreditation. The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation kicks off its Dine Small promotion today.
Roanoke man wins $1 million from Virginia Lottery scratcher
ROANOKE, Va. – “We were high-fiving in the store,” said Jeff Journell. “I’ve always wondered what it would feel like, and it felt wonderful!”I’d imagine wonderful is an understatement when you buy a $30 lottery ticket and win the $1 million grand prize. Jeff Journell was just outside downtown Roanoke, near A-1 Food Mart on South Jefferson Street, when he stopped in and bought a Millionaire Maker ticket. Journell, who’s retired, told Lottery officials he has no immediate plans for his winnings. For selling the winning ticket, the Roanoke store receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery.
Covington man wins $1 million from a scratcher, only immediate plan is to donate to his church
“I couldn’t believe it!”That’s how the Covington man described the scene at the Stop In on Durant Street when he scratched his 20x the Money ticket to discover he won $1 million. Dressler is retired and said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, except to give to his church. Dressler could either take the full $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time cash option of $601,685 before taxes. For selling the winning ticket, the Stop In receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery. The chances of winning any prize in the game were 1 in 3.51.
Bedford County man wins big for the second time in just 16 months
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. – If you need some luck, you’ll want to call Willie Harrison. In the Sept. 28 Cash 5 day drawing, he bought two tickets, with identical numbers, that each won the $100,000 grand prize. [Here are Virginia’s ‘luckiest’ stores to buy a lottery ticket]Back in May 2019, he won the $100,000 Cash 5 grand prize too! The winning numbers for that drawing were 3-10-15-23-25. For those wondering, the odds of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.
Rocky Mount woman wins $100,000 in Virginia Lottery game
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – That’s one happy retiree right there! Doris Wright matched all five numbers in the Sept. 22 Cash 5 drawing. She bought her ticket at the Sheetz on Old Franklin Turnpike and had the computer randomly select her numbers, 2-7-10-16-26. [Here are Virginia’s ‘luckiest’ stores to buy a lottery ticket]With her $100,000, Wright plans to get some work done on her home. Cash 5 drawings are held daily at 1:59 p.m. and 11 p.m. andtThe odds of winning the $100,000 top prize are 1 in 278,256.
Madison Heights woman wins nearly $100,000 from Virginia Lottery ticket
MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. – “I never thought it would happen to me!”That’s what Carline Sales told Virginia Lottery officials after winning a $94,267 jackpot. On her way to work, she stopped at Express Lane on Forest Road in Forest to buy a Print 'n Play Rolling Jackpot ticket. The odds of winning the top prize in this Virginia-only instant-win game are 1 in 240,000. Sales plans to use her winnings to do some home repairs and pay bills.
Roanoke man wins $100,000 from Virginia Lottery scratcher
ROANOKE, Va. – Donald Hairston had to patiently wait to claim his $100,000 prize. The Roanoke retiree bought a $100,000 Cash Scratcher at the K Food Store on Cove Road in Roanoke. [Here are Virginia’s ‘luckiest’ stores to buy a lottery ticket]He told Virginia Lottery officials he plans to use the winnigs to pay bills. The $100,000 Cash game features prizes ranging from $5 up to a $100,000 top prize. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.19.
Virginia Lottery announces third most profitable year ever
Even in these uncertain financial times, one thing is for sure: People love buying lottery tickets. The Virginia Lottery recorded its third best year, generating $595 million for education. That’s about $1.6 million raised a day for K-12 public schools. Lottery profits make up about 10% of Virginia’s total K-12 education budget, helping pay for child nutrition programs, early reading intervention and career education initiatives. About $14 million in prize money also went unclaimed.
Roanoke couple wins big after buying lottery ticket during an argument
ROANOKE, Va. – Get into an argument, go for a drive and end up nearly $200,000 richer. [Here are Virginia’s ‘luckiest’ stores to buy a lottery ticket]While out, they stopped for gas at the Nishi Food Mart on East Washington Avenue in Vinton. One of those tickets was the grand prize winner in the Virginia Lottery’s Lucky 7s Tripler game worth $177,777. “We turned right around!” Joshua told Virginia Lottery officials when the couple redeemed the winning ticket. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.21.
Galax man wins $1 million from Virginia Lottery scratcher
GALAX, Va. It was less than a one million to one odds, but that doesnt matter now to Brad Lundy. Lundy, who lives in Galax, bought a $31,000,000 Payout ticket at the Kangaroo Express on East Stuart Drive in Galax and it turned out to be a grand prize winner! The chances of winning the top prize in the $10 game are 1 in 1,101,600, according to the Lottery. Because it sold the winning ticket, Kangaroo Express receives a $10,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery. As for what hell do with his winnings, Lundy told Lottery officials he hopes to buy a house.
Giles County man ‘awestruck’ after winning $100,000 in lottery
GILES COUNTY, Va. – One retiree is beyond excited after winning $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery. Charles Fraley III and his wife, who both live in Narrows, checked the winning numbers in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle to discover, to their amazement, that they had a winning ticket. Fraley is one of five people who won $100,000 in the raffle. The other four $100,000 winning tickets were bought in Fredericksburg, Clear Brook, Midlothian and Arlington. Here’s a look at some of the “luckiest” stores to buy lottery tickets in Virginia.
$100,000 winning lottery ticket sold in Narrows
ROANOKE, Va. – Three people are now millionaires and five others won $100,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. One of those $100,000 tickets, ticket #328806, was bought at Gobble Stop on Virginia Avenue in Narrows! Now it’s time to wait and see who the winners are. Here’s the breakdown of other big winners. Those numbers are posted at the Virginia Lottery’s website: www.valottery.com.
Here are Virginia’s ‘luckiest’ stores to buy a lottery ticket
ROANOKE, Va. – Looking to buy a lottery ticket as a gift for someone? Wouldn’t it be nice to know where the best place is to buy a winning ticket? Once we had the data, we dove into it to determine which stores sold the most winning tickets. In the map below, each store that sold a winning lottery ticket is a circle. The darker the color, the more lottery tickets were sold in that general area according to demographic data provided by Esri.
‘I have a feeling it’s you’: Roanoke man claims $100,000 prize two days before lottery ticket expired
On June 21, the night drawing of the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 had a ticket that matched all five numbers; however, months and months passed and no one claimed the ticket. By law, winning tickets in Virginia expire 180 days after the drawing, meaning the ticket was set to expire at the close of business on Wednesday, Dec. 18. Smith apparently had the ticket in a drawer these past few months, not realizing it was a winner. Smith bought his ticket at Smokers Choice, at 3515 Franklin Road SW in Roanoke. “It really didn’t shock me at first,” Smith replied when asked how it felt to discover he had the winning ticket.
'Something told me to go...and get that ticket': Pulaski woman wins $200,000 in Virginia Lottery
PULASKI COUNTY, Va. - A Pulaski County woman who told the Virginia Lottery that she doesn't play very often has won $200,000. Corrina Akers of Dublin scratched a Jewel 7s ticket and top home the top prize. Akers told the Virginia Lottery. The odds of winning the top prize in the Jewel 7s game are 1 in 734,400. Akers is the fourth person to claim the top prize in Jewel 7s, which means six unclaimed $200,000 tickets are still out there, according to the Virginia Lottery.
Man Buys 25 Identical Lottery Tickets, Wins $125,000
This man won the Virginia Lottery 25 times over! David Maiocco of Alexandria bought 25 identical tickets for the Virginia Lottery Pick 4 drawing on Sep. 3. Maiocco told lottery officials he was on hold with customer service for his TV provider when he decided to pass some time and check his numbers. He discovered his numbers had been drawn, winning him 25 prizes of $5,000 a total of $125,000. RELATED STORIESDriving Home the Jackpot: Couple Finds $100,000 Lottery Ticket in Their CarEven After Winning $5 Million Lottery Jackpot, Teacher Still Plans on WorkingWoman Wins $200,000 Lottery Prize After Cashing In on Another Winning Ticket
Woman Wins $200,000 Lottery Prize After Cashing In on Another Winning Ticket
It was a day of double the luck for a Virginia woman who won the lottery twice in one day. Brenda Preston won $200,000 on a Jewels 7s after she bought the ticket with the money show won from another ticket. I was in disbelief, Preston told Virginia Lottery officials. I immediately called my daughter.Preston won the top prize for that scratch-off, which ranges from $5 to $200,000. RELATED STORIESGrandmother Prays for Money, Wins $1 Million LotteryThis Couple Had a Photo Shoot With Their Cat After He Helped Them Win the LotteryAir Force Vet Wins Millions After Nearly Tossing Winning Lottery Ticket in the Trash