“Oustanding” Glen Allen nurse takes home $75,000 win in lottery

They say good things happen to good people. Crystal Holbrook-Gazoni is proof. The Glen Allen woman is a pediatric home healthcare nurse who was recently featured in a Richmond Magazine article for her support of families in need and her passion for taking care of others. She’s also been named Outstanding Nurse in Richmond by Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care.

She also happens to be quite the Lottery player.

Over the years, she’s become a familiar face at the Virginia Lottery’s Prize Zone West in Henrico, cashing in winning tickets and spreading good cheer with her infectious smile.

However, she’s never won a prize large enough to get one of those oversized Lottery checks.


“That had been my ultimate bucket-list item!” Ms. Holbrook-Gazoni said.

Now she can check it off her list.

On a recent trip to the Lottery office to redeem a winning ticket, Virginia Lottery employees calculated her winning tickets over the years and made a big souvenir check for her. Over a six-year period, from 2015 to the present day, she had 56 wins for a total of $74,354 in winnings.

“I keep the check in my house where I see it every day,” she told Lottery officials. “I’m going to win the big one someday!”

Authorized by Virginia voters in a successful 1987 referendum, the Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.6 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020, lottery customers helped generate more than $595 million dollars in funding for public education. For more information, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. With all gaming, please remember to play responsibly.

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