Henry County Woman Wins $100K in New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

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MARTINSVILLE, VIRGINIA – Heather Parsons was only joking when she said to her mother, “Let’s see if I’m a millionaire,” as she was about to check the winning numbers in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle.

As it turns out, she did not win the $1 million top prize. Instead, she won the $100,000 second prize.

“I freaked out and started screaming!” she later told Lottery officials.

The Collinsville woman had one of six $100,000 winning ticket numbers announced on New Year’s Day.  She bought her winning ticket, #190757, at the Walmart on Commonwealth Boulevard in Martinsville.

The other five $100,000 winning tickets were bought in Goode, Henrico, Hampton, Mattaponi and Winchester. Four tickets won $1 million each. They were bought in Alexandria, Chesapeake, Stuarts Draft and Virginia Beach. An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

Ms. Parsons said she has no immediate plans for her winnings, except to pay bills.

Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle is one of the Virginia Lottery’s most eagerly anticipated games. A total of 500,000 tickets were available for this year’s drawing, with the results announced on January 1.

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