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Woman accidentally throws her $110,000 winning lottery ticket in the trash

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A Virginia woman turned her trash into treasure, literally, after she realized she threw away her winning $110,000 lottery ticket. 

Mary Elliot panicked after learning she matched all five numbers in the CASH 5 with EZ Match game but had thrown out her winning ticket,  the Virginia Lottery said in a press release last week. Thankfully, after digging through the garbage, she found it. 

When she took the ticket to claim her prize, she ran into another problem: The barcode wouldn't scan because of coffee stains. 

Luckily for Elliott, lottery officials were able to confirm her prize, and she walked away $110,000 richer. 

“When I saw I’d won, I couldn’t stop shaking to save my life!” she said, according to the release.

She bought the ticket in February at a Food Lion grocery story in Dillwyn, using numbers that were important birthdays.

The chances of matching all five numbers to win the $100,000 jackpot are 1 in 749,398, according to the release. 

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/04/04/virginia-woman-winning-lottery-ticket-trash/7268129001/

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Comments

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eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - April 4, 2022, 6:48 pm
Sadly, it seems to occur, all too frequently :-(
2.
eddessaknightComment by eddessaknight - April 5, 2022, 3:00 am
Happily, the Virginia woman was able to recover her lost Lottery ticket :-)

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