A Virginia man who thought he received $600 with a lottery scratch-off ticket obtained fairly the shock when lottery staffers advised him he’d truly received fairly a bit extra.
Annandale resident Jose Flores Velasquez had truly received $1 million, to be actual.
Velasquez went to a Virginia Lottery customer support heart in Prince William County in August to assert his $600 prize when staffers gave him the information: he was the second high prize winner within the 20X the Cash lottery draw, which featured “prizes starting from $10 all the way in which as much as $1 million,” the Virginia Lottery introduced final week.
The possibilities of Velasquez profitable a $1 million prize within the 20x the Cash sport was 1 in 1,754,400. The possibilities of profitable a prize in any respect as a part of the sport is 1 in 3.65.
He purchased the $10 ticket at a Safeway grocery store in Annandale, about 15 miles west of Washington, D.C., when he stopped to choose up some mushy drinks after work.
When given the selection to obtain the $1 million prize over 30 years or a one-time money fee of $759,878 earlier than taxes, Velasquez opted for the one-time fee.
He says he plans on utilizing the cash “to maintain his household and presumably begin his personal enterprise.”
The Safeway grocery store that bought Velasquez the profitable ticket can even obtain a $10,000 bonus, the Virginia Lottery stated.
There’s nonetheless one unclaimed high prize ticket within the 20X the Cash sport, which had three profitable tickets for a $1 million prize.