HENRY COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Virginia man just lately received large with a $566,000 lottery ticket final month.
Henry County enterprise proprietor, Mickey Shelton, all the time stops on his solution to work for espresso and a lottery ticket or two. That routine took a really uncommon flip when he purchased a essential profitable lottery ticket.
“I needed to take a double-take!” Shelton later advised Virginia Lottery officers. “I confirmed it to the clerk who mentioned I’d received $600. I mentioned, ‘No, it’s greater than that!’”
Really, it was much more than that. He’d simply turn into the sport’s first prime prize winner.
Sheldon received with a selection of both $5,000 per 30 days for ten years or a one-time money possibility of $566,044 earlier than taxes. He chosen the money possibility.
The ticket was a part of the ten Years of Money recreation; a scratch-and-win from the Virginia Lottery. It options prizes starting from $5 as much as the highest prize. The percentages of profitable the highest prize on this recreation are 1 in 2,856,000. The percentages of profitable any prize are 1 in 4.25.
He purchased his profitable ticket at Chatmoss Crossing, situated at 8425 A. L. Philpott Freeway in Martinsville, Henry County.