Rosa Ibarra was cleaning out her husband’s backpack when she found a Hot Millions Multiplier Scratcher from the Virginia Lottery. To her surprise, the ticket was a $1 million winner.
The ticket had been given to him by a friend, and he tossed it in the backpack after scratching it, thinking it was a joke. But it was no joke - the ticket really was worth $1 million. Since she found it and realized what it was worth, her husband told her to keep it. Now that’s true love!
Ms. Ibarra and her husband, who live in Avalon, Texas, were in Virginia for his work in construction. Their big win came just in time to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
Ms. Ibarra is the first player to win the $1 million prize, which means two more remain unclaimed. In addition, two $4 million top-prize tickets also remain unclaimed.
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Hey, gamers! We will be hitting the streets somewhere in Norfolk today to spread holiday cheer – and Scratchers! Keep an eye on our Story to see where you can find our festive Lottery elves.
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We love our valued retailers! Meet Jay and Rajeshree of Braden’s Market. Our customers in the Radford area claim that Rajeshree has a lucky touch (and, who knows… she just might!).
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Had a great day at @greatdaywash ! Are you winning the holidays this year?
Martin Cuffe has a little extra spending money going into the holidays. Make that: $250,000.
The Carrollton man collected $250,000 – after taxes – in the Bank a Million game.
Mr. Cuffe, who works as a security officer, said he plans to use his winnings to pay bills and save for retirement.