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Man waiting to cash in $1,000 lottery ticket wins another $177,777

May 11, 2020, 10:13 am

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Virginia LotteryVirginia Lottery: Man waiting to cash in $1,000 lottery ticket wins another $177,777Rating:

A Virginia man waiting to cash in his $1,000 winning lottery ticket ended up winning an additional $177,777 before collecting his prize.

Jeff Melick of Newport News told Virginia Lottery officials he was waiting until the lottery's customer service centers reopened to cash in his $1,000 winning scratch-off ticket when he purchased a Lucky 7s Tripler ticket.

The ticket turned out to be a $177,777 top prize winner.

"I kind of went numb," Melick said. "I was doing good with the $1,000 winner."

Melick said he plans to use some of his winnings to pay it forward by taking care of strangers' purchases at his local convenience store.

He bought his Lucky 7s Tripler ticket at the Wawa at 12093 Jefferson Avenue in Newport News.

Melick is the owner of Leave it to a Landscaper, a landscaping business in the Newport News area. 

Lucky 7s Tripler features prizes ranging from $5 to $177,777. This is the first top prize claimed, which means three more $177,777 prizes are unclaimed in this game. The odds of winning the top prize are 1 in 1,040,400. The odds of winning any prize in this game are 1 in 4.21. 

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CDanaT's avatar - Nolz june15.jpg
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Having a $178K payday isn't a bad thing to have during these trying times. Congrats Jeff.

Integrity: There is no substitute.

"If some among you fear taking a stand because you are afraid of reprisals . . . recognize that you are just feeding the crocodile hoping he'll eat you last."

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    Simpsonville
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    Great win, Jeff.

     

    Landscaping sounds like hard work to me.

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      Ringleader
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      Awesome sauce, congrats Jeff.

      Happy National Book Lovers Day. Coffee

        Wit24's avatar - CdvoKbw
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        Congrats Jeff. 

        $178K winnings is definitely awesome. Your wishes and prayers of ONE IS ONE DAY has been granted.

        You must assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled until your assumption has all the sensory vividness of reality.

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          That is awesome.  Some people are lucky.

          Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

          I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

          I set the market value on items

          Have a stupendous day!   We appreciate your business!!  :)

            cottoneyedjoe's avatar - cuonvFT

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            He's got a generous spirit, congrats to him.

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              i wonder what the ticket number was.

              Anyone can beat my price,  no one can beat my value.

              I don't sell the steak,  I sell the sizzle!

              I set the market value on items

              Have a stupendous day!   We appreciate your business!!  :)

                Cassie8620's avatar - oGH0ok
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                He shall be blessed in life, i see he already is.

                 

                Love [generous wonderful kind people]Cheerswho possess

                insta-thoughts of an Smileyact of a beautiful kind blessing,

                to be bestowed on others of less fortune et.al.,

                A( RARE heart) God bless him.

                 

                If i win the "big one like the six figure's and up i sure would...

                Heck,

                i already do with winning a bunch of per year pick 4's in California

                and for years now living east coast here in N.C. God bless this man. Congratulations.Hurray!

                 

                P.I.F.F.G.L.


                (Pay it Forward) for a good life ahead for you us all.White BounceHappy for this VA. gentlemen...Good luck with your lottery games, fellow LP players.G-night."

                California to the South...to...NJ... $22,000 Won. Time to break the bank baby...$$$

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                  Tang's avatar - abstract
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                  Congrats!

                  There are more winning tickets sold near lottery headquarters in Richmond than anywhere else in Va. Why is that?

                  Don't forget to flip those 6's/9's.

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                    Jeff found " another" K117.  Here's how he did it..

                    digging wiener dog GIF by Giatec Scientific

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                      That's great! Congrats to this guy. I love hearing about wins like this. Yes Nod