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Jan 13, 2013
Hampton man wins $50,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle
John NealWith a little luck on his side,John Neal of Hampton won $50,000 in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle from the Virginia Lottery.

He bought his winning ticket,#321287,at Mercury Pit Stop,1101 West Mercury Boulevard in Hampton.

His ticket was one of the four $50,000 winners in the January 1 drawing. The other three were bought in Chester,Dayton and Newport News. 

Four tickets each won $1 million in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. Those tickets were bought in Springfield,Midlothian,Highland Springs and Broadway. 

When it comes to education,the Virginia Lottery is game.In fact,it’s the reason we play.We generate more than $1.3 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products,the Virginia Lottery generated more than $487.1 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2012. For more info,visit our website,like us on Facebook,follow us on Twitter and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.
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Dec 01, 2017
A million-dollar lottery ticket in her husband’s backpack

Rosa IbarraRosa Ibarra was cleaning out her husband’s backpack when she found a Hot Millions Multiplier ticket 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.

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