Dinwiddie County man scratches to win big in 50X The Money

Posted: June 9, 2020 | 4:27 p.m.

When Gregory Wilson looked at the 50X The Money ticket he’d just scratched, his first thought was, “Do I need glasses?” It looked like the ticket was worth $200,000.

He examined it more closely, and it still appeared to be a $200,000 winning ticket.

“Nah, there’s a catch,” he thought.

But there was no catch. The Dinwiddie County man had won the game’s $200,000 prize.

It happened at the Food Lion on Westgate Drive in Petersburg. Mr. Wilson had won $50 on a Virginia Lottery game and decided to use part of his winnings to buy a 50X The Money ticket. That turned out to be the big winner.

The 50X The Money game (#1770) is closed because all three $5 million top prizes have been claimed. Players have until December 2 to redeem winning tickets in this game. The odds of winning the $5 million prize were 1 in 1,876,800, and the odds of winning any prize in this game were 1 in 3.07.

Mr. Wilson said he plans to invest his winnings.

The Virginia Lottery is good fun for a great cause. Mr. Wilson lives in Dinwiddie County, which received more than $3 million in Lottery funds for K-12 public education in Fiscal Year 2019. For more information and a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page.

The Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.7 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated a record $650 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2019. An additional $6.5 million in unclaimed prizes was deposited in the Virginia Literary Fund in FY19, which provides low-interest loans to localities for public school construction, renovations and technology upgrades. For more info, visit our website, download our app, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and check us out on YouTube. Please play responsibly.

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