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May 17, 2012
Afton woman wins top prize in Decades of Dollars - She collects $4 million cash option
Gloria Carter of Afton Gloria Carter of Afton was home watching television. Her husband Bud had gone to bed. Suddenly she shouted upstairs,“Honey,come down. I’ve got to show you something!”

That “something” was a Decades of Dollars ticket from the Virginia Lottery. Ms. Carter had matched all six numbers in the May 10 drawing to win the top prize of either $250,000 per year for 30 years or a one-time cash option of $4 million before taxes. However,it took not just her husband,but phone calls