Jamiee Hairston was on her way to a basketball game when she stopped at the Fast Stop on East Church Street in Martinsville for a drink.
“I was waiting in line at the register and I thought, ‘Maybe I should try a ticket,’” she recalled.
So the Martinsville woman bought a $32,000,000 Cash Payout game from the Virginia Lottery. While sitting in her car in the parking lot, she scratched the ticket to reveal the $750,000 top prize.
“I just threw the ticket down on the floor because I didn’t believe it,” she said.
Fortunately, she picked the ticket back up when she got home and realized she really had won big. “I couldn’t believe it!” she said.
The $32,000,000 Cash Payout game is one of dozens of Scratchers available from the Virginia Lottery. It features prizes ranging from $10 to $750,000. She’s the first person to claim the top prize, which means three $750,000 prizes remain unclaimed in this game.
Ms. Hairston, who works in the healthcare industry, said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.