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October 7, 2011
A Vinton woman has 100,000 reasons to smile.  Mary Baird won $100,000 in the Virginia Lottery's Cash 5 game last month.  The big win was a nice consolation prize - the day Mary bought the ticket, she and her husband were supposed to go to the beach but cancelled their trip because it started raining.
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WDBJ Web Staff | July 2, 2011
One ticket matched all six numbers in the July 1, 2011 Mega Millions drawing. That ticket, which was bought in Herndon, Va., is now worth an estimated $105 million. The winning numbers were 12-17-30-35-47 and the Mega Ball number 26.  Virginia Lottery officials will announce later today the store at which the winning ticket was purchased.  The store will receive a $50,000 bonus from the Virginia Lottery. The winner can take the full jackpot in 26 annual payments or a one-time cash option of an estimated $68.1 million before taxes.
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Web staff | May 2, 2011
There are teachers and then they' are Super Teachers. Wade Whitehead falls in as one of the latter. The fifth grade teacher at Crystal Spring Elementary in Roanoke had no idea when he walked into the jam packed gym Monday afternoon that everyone was there for him. The Virginia Lottory picked him for the Super Teacher Award out of 13 hundred nominations throughout the state. "I think of myself as unemployed because I get to do what I love to do," said Mr. Whitehead.
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Holly Pietrzak and Weekend Anchor/Reporter | March 31, 2011
A Martinsville man hit the jackpot! Dennis Harmon won $1 million from the the Virginia Lottery.  Instead of getting it over a 25 year period, he chose a one time cash payout of $564,000 before taxes. He said he went to the Big K-Mart in Martinsville to buy fishing supplies and hooked a winning ticket. Harmon scratched off the Maximum Million ticket in his car in the parking lot and realized he'd won! "I'm getting my home paid off where I wasn't employed right now. Now, I'm paying my home off and we're getting a new vehicle and I've done got part of it going into an annuity right now and other than that I have enough to live decent I hope until I can retire which is two years," said Harmon.
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Kemi Joseph and Molly Binion - WDBJ Interns | March 25, 2011
The Virginia Lottery expects to sell millions of tickets today after the Mega Millions jackpot swelled to $312 million. John Hagerty, the spokesman of the Virginia Lottery estimated that there will be 5,300  ticket sales per minute today. He also estimates a total of 2.6 million tickets to be sold in Virginia by the end of the day. There have been six Mega Millions winner in Virginia since the game became available in the state.  The winner of the largest jackpot took home $239 million in 2004.
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Elizabeth Harrington and Reporter | February 2, 2011
A supervisor in Pittsylvania County is proposing a 5% sales tax on lottery tickets.  It's never been done before in Virginia but he says it could pay off for local budgets. Supervisor Marshall Ecker says the idea has drawn interest from fellow board members and some residents he's spoken with. The proposal would need approval from the state which is unlikely. But Ecker says the county needs to think outside the box as it faces a tough budget year. He says it's not asking for too much.
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David Seidel and Assignment Manager | December 3, 2010
A Hot Springs woman may be taking a fast trip home from Salem, thanks to her new muscle car from the Virginia Lottery. Pat McCauley's Muscle Car Money ticket wasn't actually a winner, but she entered it in a second-chance drawing.  She had her choice of cars and picked up a 2011 Ford Mustang GT Premium from Berglund Ford Friday morning. Lottery officials say six of the 12 winning Scratcher tickets are still unclaimed.
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Susan Bahorich and reporter | November 30, 2010
Twenty-fourth district Delegate Ben Cline plans to ask the General Assembly for an independent audit of the Virginia Lottery. Cline claims wasteful spending has diverted millions of dollars from Virginia classrooms. In addition to expensive licensing agreements for games like "Redskins Legacy," the Republican claims lottery staff used a luxury skybox which was supposed to only be used by winners of the game and their guests. "We need to bring in somebody from the outside to study their business practices, advertising practices and come up with some better solutions on how to use their advertising budget," says Delegate Ben Cline, Republican 24th District.
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Tim Saunders and Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau Chief | October 7, 2010
A South Boston woman is celebrating a big winfall from playing the Virginia Lottery. Linda Cole won $150,000 playing The Price is Right Scratcher game. “The clerk started screaming. I started screaming. Everyone started screaming,” said Cole in a news release from the Virginia Lottery. Cole is the first top-prize winner in the game based on the popular game show of the same name.  She bought her ticket at an Apple Market on Huell Matthews Highway.
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