Va. woman claims lottery prize 4 hours before ticket due to expire
Almost lost $100,000 prize
Four hours before her winning $100,000 lottery ticket was to expire, Karen Gentry of Alexandria showed up at a Virginia lottery center on Tuesday to claim her prize.
The winning numbers (6, 15, 18, 23, and 32) were announced May 2, and by Virginia law the prize money was set to expire at 5 p.m. Tuesday 180 days after the drawing.
But Gentry hadn't checked her ticket.
She said she stashed it in a box in her kitchen after she bought it and hadn't thought abou ...
Oct 30, 2013, 8:18 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man wins lottery for 2nd time in 7 weeks
Lady Luck's been looking out for Marvin Bouldin the past few weeks.
The Chester, Virginia, man was on his way home from work when he stopped at a convenience store for a few things, including a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket. That ticket turned out to be a $2 million winner in the Millionaire Mania game.
If that isn't amazing enough, it was the second time within two months that he's won a major Virginia Lottery prize. On August 14, he claimed the $1 million prize in Virginia's $5 Milli ...
Oct 7, 2013, 2:07 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia lawmaker wins car on $5 lottery ticket
When state Del. Riley E. Ingram scratched off the lottery tickets he bought a few weeks ago at the Virginia Pork Festival in Emporia, he didn't realize what he had won until his 10-year-old grandson, Parker, figured it out.
He said, 'Grandaddy! You won a Jeep,'? Ingram, R-Hopewell, told a crowd that gathered Friday in the showroom of Crossroads Chrysler Jeep Dodge for a news conference held by the Virginia Lottery.
The longtime lawmaker is the soon-to-be owner of a new Jeep Wrangler Rubic ...
Jun 29, 2013, 8:26 am - Lottery News forum
Va. Beach couple buys 5 winning lottery tickets, wins $500,000
Third time the couple has won the top prize
A Virginia Beach couple quintupled their lottery winnings after they bought not one, but five tickets with the same winning numbers.
Stanley and Simone Christian selected the numbers 7, 9, 12, 21, and 23 for all five tickets and won the Cash 5 drawing on June 19.
I had a dream about my husband, she told Lottery officials. So I selected our birthdays and the month we got married.
Three of the tickets were bought at Independence Shell, 2044 ...
Jun 21, 2013, 7:28 pm - Lottery News forum
2 tickets win Mega Millions jackpot worth $190M
A Mega Millions jackpot advertised at $190 million has been won by two tickets, one sold in New Jersey, the other in Virginia.
They matched all the numbers drawn Friday night: 11, 15, 35, 43 and 49, with Mega Ball number 41. The Megaplier was 4.
Winners usually take the cash payout, which in this case would be $70 million each. Before taxes, of course.
Seventeen tickets missed only the Mega Ball and won second worth $250,000: 1 from Colorado, 1 from Iowa, 1 from Maryland, 3 from Michiga ...
May 18, 2013, 1:05 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia man wins lottery 4th time
Melvyn Wilson might be running out of room for all the big Virginia Lottery ceremonial checks he's received. Back in 2005 he won prizes of $1 million and $500,000 in Virginia Lottery Scratcher games. In 2004 he won a $25,000 prize.
Now the Woodbridge man has done it again.
He scratched to win $500,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Millionaire Mania game. He bought the winning ticket at Handy Dandy Market, 13316 Occoquan Road in Woodbridge.
I'm just in the right place at the right time, is ...
May 15, 2013, 6:54 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner hits baby jackpot
The first time lady luck smiled on Joe Denette, he won a boatload of money.
The second time, the prize was even more amazing.
He and his wife, Meagan, became the parents of two babies, delivered during separate births, 100 days apart.
One was the result of planned medical intervention. The other came as a complete surprise.
Both are 100 percent genetically our children, the mother said, adding: It's a cool story.
It's made even more interesting by the fact that Joe's life had al ...
Apr 14, 2013, 2:47 pm - Lottery News forum
Va. Lottery's Lady Luck hangs up her wand
The personification of the Virginia Lottery for more than two decades, Lady Luck, is retiring.
Addressing a group of retailers Friday, lottery Executive Director Paula I. Otto said the Lady Luck character, played by Melanie MacQueen, is hanging up her wand.
The new face of the lottery is Game Guy, actor Jason Kypros, the central character in the lottery's We're Game ad campaign.
The Lady Luck image of a disheveled, wry fairy princess has been associated with the lottery since 1990, when ...
Mar 2, 2013, 8:10 pm - Lottery News forum
Defense worker wins $217 million Powerball jackpot
Includes video report
A husband and wife who work for the Department of Defense won the Virginia Lottery's $217 million Powerball jackpot, the second-largest lotto prize the state has ever awarded.
Dave and Nancy Honeywell of Fredericksburg, Va. both work for the Defense Department.
Dave Honeywell, a computer scientist, bought the winning ticket at one of Richmond International Airport's Lottery Express stations when he left for a business trip to Denver on Feb. 6.
His winning number ...
Feb 16, 2013, 8:25 am - Lottery News forum
Winning $217M Powerball ticket sold in Virginia
By Todd Northrop
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in the Richmond, Va. airport for Wednesday night's drawing will wake up a multimillionaire.
The Virginia Lottery said the ticket sold for Wednesday's $217 million drawing matched all five numbers plus the Powerball.
The winning numbers were 5, 27, 36, 38, and 41, with Powerball number 12.
In addition to the jackpot winner, 7 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 from Connecticut, 1 fr ...
Feb 8, 2013, 8:58 am - Lottery News forum