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Nov 29, 2017
Roanoke man wins top prize in Bank a Million -- He takes home $1 million after taxes

Tony AllieTony Allie semi-retired about a year ago. Thanks to winning the top prize in the Virginia Lottery’s Bank a Million game, the Roanoke man says he’s ready to turn that into full-time retirement!

Allie wagered $2.00 and his ticket matched all six numbers in the November 18 drawing. That means he will take home a full $1 million after taxes.

“I really couldn’t believe it when I checked the numbers on the website shortly after the drawing,” said Mr. Allie. “I thought I was having a dream!”

Allie’s wife may have thought she was dreaming, too, when her husband woke her up to tell her.

“I don’t believe it!” Mrs. Allie said

On November 29, the two started to believe it when Mr. Allie officially received his check from the Virginia Lottery.