Construction worker finds two month old winning lottery ticket in glove box


Felton Lumpkin didn’t know he was driving around with a Virginia Lottery ticket worth $100,000 in the glove box of his vehicle. The Mechanicsville man had stuck the Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle ticket in there and forgot about it for almost two months.

When he found the ticket in his glove box and checked the numbers, he couldn’t believe it.

“I screamed for my wife to come look,” he told Lottery officials. “It really hasn’t sunk in yet!”

He bought the ticket, #291119, at Sheetz, located at 9401 Amberdale Drive in North Chesterfield.

The other five $100,000 winning tickets were bought in Danville, Gloucester, Poquoson, Smithfield and Virginia Beach. Four tickets won $1 million in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. They were bought in Farmville, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach and Woodbridge. An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

Mr. Lumpkin, who is a construction supervisor, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings.

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