Virginia Lottery turns over more than a half-billion dollars to education
For just the second time in its history, the Virginia Lottery has delivered more than a half-billion dollars to Virginia's K-12 public schools in a single fiscal year. The Lottery announced today that profits for the 2015 fiscal year totaled nearly $534 million.
It wasn't just education in the Commonwealth that benefited. Players raked in a record $1.1 billion in prizes during the year, and retailers selling Virginia Lottery tickets earned nearly $104 million in commissions a record. Many of ...
Aug 19, 2015, 9:05 am - Lottery News forum
Unclaimed Va. $100K Cash 5 lottery ticket about to expire
If you played Virginia's Cash 5 lottery game back in January, you may want to check your pockets, bags and glove compartment, because one lucky person is holding on to a winning lottery ticket that is set to expire soon.
A lucky winner purchased a ticket for the Cash 5 night drawing at the 7-Eleven at 9807 Cockrell Road in Manassas on Jan. 12, 2015. The ticket turned out to be a $100,000 winner, but no one has come forward to claim the prize, Virginia Lottery said Monday.
The chances of wi ...
Jun 30, 2015, 11:03 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia man claims three $1 million prizes
A Chesterfield, Virginia, man has cashed in three Mega Millions lottery tickets worth $1 million each.
Don Wilson, Virginia newest millionaire, said money does not turn him on.
It's just money. There is stuff in life that is so much more important than money. Money takes away some concerns and things, but money is not going to add anything of value to your life. Just stuff, Wilson said.
Wilson said the winning numbers 2, 9, 11, 22, 23, with Mega Ball number 12 were a combination of fam ...
Jun 10, 2015, 3:51 pm - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner waits till deadline to claim $1M prize 'just because'
A Sterling, Virginia, man redeemed his $1 million Virginia lottery ticket four days before the prize money was set to expire.
Virginia lottery officials said Aaron Monsey, who works as a carpenter, bought the winning ticket nearly six months ago at Sterling Park Exxon (formerly Getty Mart) at 209 East Holly Avenue in Sterling. He returned to the gas station Dec. 15 to receive his check from the Virginia Lottery.
Monsey used Easy Pick, allowing a computer to randomly generate the numbers o ...
Dec 19, 2014, 8:33 am - Lottery News forum
Virginia woman wins Cash 5 for second time
Most people wonder what it would be like to win the lottery.
When Peggy Huffman of Staunton won the $100,000 top prize in the July 4 Cash 5 drawing from the Virginia Lottery, she didn't have to wonder what it would feel like. She'd already won before.
In September 2006, Huffman won $100,000 in Cash 5 for the first time.
Nearly eight years later, she matched all five numbers with a ticket she bought at the BP gas station located at 190 Jefferson Highway in Staunton. Those winning numbers ...
Jul 10, 2014, 9:11 pm - Lottery News forum
Virginia couple are new millionaires
Kiss your bride! Janet Dalby instructed her husband Richard, as the two posed with an oversized $4 million check from Virginia Lottery on Friday.
The couple was celebrating their newfound wealth, made possible by lucky scratch-off winnings at Taylor's Market, where Richard Dalby purchased the winning ticket two days earlier.
The Dalby's have been buying lottery tickets at Taylor's Market on U.S. 1 for the past 20 years.
Richard Dalby is retired, but Janet still works as an IT director ...
May 31, 2014, 10:42 am - Lottery News forum
Lucky Va. couple claims three major lottery prizes in one month
Calvin and Zatera Spencer are having an amazing month. First they won $1 million in the March 12 Powerball drawing. Then on March 26, Mr. Spencer won $50,000 with 10 winning tickets in the Virginia Lottery's Pick 4 game.
But it doesn't stop there.
The next day, shortly after dropping his wife off for an appointment, Mr. Spencer bought a Virginia Lottery Scratcher ticket the $100 Million Cash Extravaganza and won the $1 million prize.
Baby, we did it again! he told her.
The $1 millio ...
Mar 31, 2014, 8:04 am - Lottery News forum
Va. store owner sells $3 million lottery ticket to herself
When Glinda Salgado heard that the winner of a $1 million Mega Millions lottery ticket purchased it at her family store in Herndon, she was excited.
She never imagined it was her own ticket.
The drawing, held on March 14, revealed that a winning ticket was sold at her store, Elden Market Deli but nearly two weeks went by with no winner coming forward.
Then, Salgado realized she hadn't checked her own ticket and discovered the winner was actually herself.
I didn't think it was me, so ...
Mar 25, 2014, 7:00 am - Lottery News forum
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