Raffle Ticket in Christmas Card Proves to be $100K Winner in Deltaville

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DELTAVILLE, VIRGINIA – It’s always nice to receive a Christmas card. It’s even nicer when that card contains a Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle ticket that ends up winning $100,.

This was the second year in a row in which Patricia Watson received a Christmas card from a friend containing a Raffle ticket. Last year, the ticket didn’t win a prize. This year, the Christmas ticket turned out to be one of six $100,000 winning ticket numbers announced on New Year’s Day. 

“I just couldn’t believe it!” she told Lottery officials.

The ticket, #125933, was bought at Sunnyside Food Mart, located at 5527 Lewis B. Puller Memorial Highway in Mattaponi.

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The other five $100,000 winning tickets were bought in Goode, Henrico, Hampton, Martinsville 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.

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.

Ms. Watson said she does plan to give some of her winnings to the friend who gave her the Christmas card ticket.


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