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Nov 17, 2017
School bus driver wins $250,000 in “Extra Play” game

Ginger CarterGinger Carter has something in common with the Virginia Lottery: They both work to benefit school children. The Lottery, of course, generates funds for K-12 education in the Commonwealth, and Ms. Carter serves as a school bus driver.

Now they have something else in common: Ms. Carter won $250,000 playing a Virginia Lottery Scratcher game.

“It doesn’t feel real yet,” the Ruckersville woman said as she claimed her prize. “I didn’t think I was reading it correctly.”

She bought the Extra Play game ticket at Ruckersville Express Mart, 8623A Seminole Trail in Ruckersville.

“I just felt lucky,” she said.

Extra Play (game #1760) is one of dozens of games offered by the Virgin