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Dec 01, 2017
Alexandria woman wins $500,000 playing the Virginia Lottery

Karen Davis-CromerYou can say Karen Davis-Cromer had a good day. The Alexandria woman bought two Virginia Lottery Scratcher tickets. When she scratched the first, she won $25. Then when she scratched the second, a $1,000 Mayhem ticket, she won $500,000.

She bought both tickets at the 7-Eleven at 5725 Edsall Road in Alexandria.

Ms. Davis-Cromer said her first reaction when she realized that she’d won was to call her daughter with the good news, and then her sister. She said she plans to save her winnings and also pay bills.

The $1,000 Mayhem Scratcher (game #1751) is one of dozens of games offered by the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 up to $500,000. Ms. Davis-Cromer is the second player to win the top prize