A Virginia dad reportedly won a $1 million lottery prize after he decided to purchase a scratch-off lottery ticket while he was buying chocolate milk for his kids.
The winner, identified as Dennis Willoughby of North Chesterfield, bought the $1,000,000 Platinum Jackpot scratch-off ticket from a 7-Eleven store in Richmond where he had gone to buy a carton of chocolate milk for his young children, United Press International reported.
When Willoughby scratched the ticket, he was shocked to discover that he had won the $1 million top prize. Instead of taking the full amount in annual deposits over 30 years, Willoughby decided to take his winnings as a one-time lump-sum payment of $640,205 before taxes.
According to the Virginia Lottery, Willoughby is the second top prize winner for the $1,000,000 Platinum Jackpot game. They said that there is still one more $1-million ticket that is in circulation.
Meanwhile, the 7-Eleven store that sold the stub also received a $10,000 commission from the state lottery for selling the ticket.
The odds of winning a top prize in the $1,000,000 Platinum Jackpot game is calculated to be around one in 1,632,000.